The lights are on
Apparently you can take it with you. Microsoft announced during its Xbox reveal event that players’ Xbox 360 profiles and achievements are making the transition to the new system.
That’s good news to players who have toiled over the past seven years to scrounge up every last bit of Gamerscore from the Xbox 360 library. Microsoft has also revealed how the concept of achievements is expanding in the next generation.
“We find a pattern where a user will purchase a game, they’ll play the game, they’ve maxed out achievements within three to four weeks, but they’re playing the game six months later,” says Chad Gibson, Xbox Live’s principal group program manager. “We really want to enable our achievement system to fully embrace cloud power, which is why in this generation we’ve got cloud achievements. Achievements are decoupled from the actual client of the game, so a game developer can be adding achievements weekly, monthly, or quarterly and constantly be adding new opportunities for the game player and to constantly maintain and offer fun experiences for those users, even if they’ve been playing the game for six, seven, eight months.”
Companies can release new achievements for a retail game to keep players playing. The current system allows publishers to incorporate additional achievements with DLC. This is different. Under the new system, players can earn achievements that are doled out beyond the current 1,000 limit that accompanies retail games.
The new system offers publishers a considerable amount of freedom. Achievements and challenges can span between several games in a publisher’s library. For instance, Activision could hypothetically keep track how far a player runs in their entire Call of Duty career, rewarding players with an achievement when they hit a particular distance milestone. Or EA could award points to players who win a Madden game with a team that’s bound for the Super Bowl.
Microsoft didn’t say whether players’ avatars would be making the move, but they were conspicuously absent from the console’s reveal.
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Hey look, MORE ADVERTISEMENTS on the dashboard. F*** you, Microsoft. All hail Sony!
Thank god! It would've sucked to know all the hard work you've done just playing games to get achievements to just get wiped away.
Oh goodie. That thing that no one gave a crap about. If anybody DID, then it's pointless because it isn't backwards compatible.
Well, that means you can't play games online with achievements
i like gamerscore still........
That's kind of useless if there's no backwards compatibility.
They have already been doing this to some extent. My gamer profile and score can be viewed on both my Windows Phone and iPad through the Xbox Glass Apps. So this isn't really some new awe-inspiring feature. It's just cloud based information access. But nice spin to give it a fresh take though.
Thank goodness, even though I'm not gonna have any games to go with the achievements on it. Much better than when the original Xbox wouldn't let you transfer stuff.
Hmmm... I thought for sure that some of my games offered me more than 1000 Gamerscore.
so we can transfer our gamerscore, which personally, I couldn't care less about, but we can't transfer old games and play them on this? I am running out of room on my TV for all the systems. plus, my parents never want me to get a new console, it makes them think I have no life and waste all my money, aking for a Wii U over Christmas was horrible...
Sounds like they want the two systems to co-exist, for a time.
What concerns me is that they seem to be dropping some limitations of achievements. Now achievements don't even need to be tied to a game, they can be released at any time, and there's no apparent limit? Restrictions are what make achievement hunters proud of their score, and what makes it so competitive. This just flushes that all away. Now they're no better than just hitting up your buddy to tell him you killed a cool boss, or something.
Not happy that my xbox arcade game will not transfer! I paid out a lot of money for what? The other problem I is that my kids live with my wife because were sseperated, which means they won't be able to borrow my games to play on they're console. I may skip on getting a xbox one for me, or my kids. I know many guys from work who are considering the same thing.
I really wish you could keep everything but change your name. What if you've grown out of <X>NoObSlAyEr69<X>?