Microsoft’s Marc Whitten gave up an interesting piece of info going into the next generation of gaming during IGN‘s latest ‘Ask Me Anything’ with the Xbox One as the subject of choice.
During the piece, Whitten explained:
“We will not carry over any of the 360 reputation scores into the new Xbox One reputation system. The majority of members will start fresh at the “Good” player level.
“We will be working with the Xbox Live enforcement team that has identified a small subset of members that have recently had enforcement actions taken against them and set those members reputation to an initial “Needs Works” level. This will give those members a chance to prove they can participate on Live fairly, and are not automatically placed in the “Avoid Me” classification where things like SmartMatch filtering will affect them.”
Whitten also confirmed that you can be logged into your Xbox One and Xbox 360 simultaneously on the same Gamertag and that (at launch) digitally downloaded games cannot be pre-loaded before launch, he did add however that this may change over time.
Microsoft’s reputation system for the Xbox 360 system has always been the subject of criticism over the years with reports of players either being wrongly punished/banned or others feeling that offenders simply didn’t meet any form of consequence at all. Maybe wiping the slate clean will be a good thing?