Microsoft Beefing Up Reputation System For Xbox Live

In an effort to make the online community less hostile for Xbox One players, Microsoft is improving their Xbox Live reputation system to be more robust when it comes to reputation and matchmaking. The new system will track players over time and be difficult to exploit.

Speaking with OXM, Microsoft Senior Product Manager, Mike Lavin, stated that, "If people are in your friends list, we're not touching that, we're just making it easier for you to come together. It's really the anonymous side of things where we're making these investments. Ultimately if there's a few per cent of our population that are causing the rest of the population to have a miserable time, we should be able to identify those folks."

Microsoft will also be doing more to encourage good behavior by rewarding players who behave and play nice. The people who continue to be bad players, or harass others, will end up being matched with others of the same ilk.

Lavin also went on to state that the system was designed to eliminate exploitation by a group of players that may want to gang up on you and ruin your reputation. "Let's just be clear, there is no way at all that a conglomerate of people can conspire to sink your Reputation on the system. The way that it's built fundamentally stops that. It's very much over a period of time "

It will be interesting to see how all their work on improving the system will pan out in the long run and what players' reactions will be once it is implemented.