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Microsoft Working on 'Fundamental Change' to Xbox Achievements

Microsoft Working on 'Fundamental Change' to Xbox Achievements

Windows Central recently posted a story noting that Microsoft is looking to make "fundamental changes" to the Achievement system, so that gamers actually feel more accomplished with what they unlock.

Xbox One's gamescore is a way through which they can compare and contrast their achievements with friends.

"No more splash screens means you get to fun even faster".

The most prestigious level of Insider access remains Alpha, which requires you to be picked by Microsoft from a pool of people already in the program for more than three months who have offered a lot of feedback. In addition to testing out minor changes to existing updates, Omega members get access to firmware updates before their wide release.

Hope Doklam is resolved peacefully, says Bhutan
Joint Secretary in-charge of ties with Bhutan Sudhkara Dalela said that the discussion focused on BIMSTEC related cooperation. It has tried to justify the incursion as being in a "tri-junction" between China, India and Bhutan.

Xbox is now looking into better ways of showcasing players' achievements, Xbox Platform corporate vice president Mike Ybarra recently said in an interview with Windows Central.

As it is, your Gamerscore doesn't discriminate between your favorite games and anything else you've played. That way, someone who intentionally plays a lot of games with easy achievements just to boost their gamer score won't have a tremendous advantage over someone who has dedicated themselves to the mastery of a few games. It's that range that we really need to look at and celebrate ... we're going to go big in the area of letting people show off and represent their gaming history and the type of gamer that they are, far more than we do with Gamerscore.

If you've never heard of these games before, that's normal, and the Xbox team says that you should expect "games that can be quirky and have varying degrees of polish, but are always interesting".

In the meantime, your GamerScore can continue to build as usual, so feel free to keep playing games and racking up the points!


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