Microsoft is considering a system that will reward well-behaved Xbox Live users who contribute positively to the online community.
Development lead Frank Savage revealed Microsoft's plan during a talk at GDC aimed at ID@Xbox developers, as recounted byPolygon.If you have a good reputation and "you're this amazing player everyone wants to be with," Savage says, Xbox Live's reputation algorithm may recognise that and grant you a reward.
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While only in the brainstorming phase at the moment, the eventual goal is to go beyond simply penalising players for bad behaviour, instead "actively encouraging" them to be better members of the community.
"It's Microsoft's way of saying, "Thanks for being such a good member of the community, here's a reward," says Savage.
Microsoft has not yet determined what the rewards might be.
This sounds like the next step in theXbox Live reputation systemfirst revealed at E3 2013, as well as thecommunity moderation programbeta that debuted last August. It seems Microsoft is dedicated to bettering the manners of the gaming community, saying that"if you don't want to play withcheats or jerks, you shouldn't have to."