When the Xbox One launches this November, trolls, douches,annoying little kids and jerk bros will all be lumped together in a way for Microsoft to cast the unwashed griefers into a pit where they can only play with other assheads. Seems awesome, but didn’t they attempt that already on the 360 with the feedback system?
Whatever they’re attempting to do here, I’m fully behind it. I’m pretty much convinced that the collected population of Xbox Live is the straw that broke the downfall of humanity, and I usually have to go into a party chat alone so I don’t have to listen to the little kids scream sexist/racist/homophobic slurs at the world. So this is a start.
This is what Project Manager Mike Lavin detailed, while speaking to OXM:
“Ultimately if there’s a few percent of our population that are causing the rest of the population to have a miserable time, we should be able to identify those folks,”
“There’ll be very good things that happen to people that just play their games and are good participants. And you’ll start to see some effects if you continue to play bad or harass other people en masse. You’ll probably end up starting to play more with other people that are more similar to you.”
“Essentially, if you pop in to a multiplayer experience, the folks that you’re friends with will see your real identity information — which is again controllable,” “Anonymous folks will see your anonymous Gamertag.”
“In order to do that, you need a community of folks that aren’t screaming vulgarities every ten seconds, or the griefers or the harassers, those types of folks,” “What we’re looking at doing is creating a very robust system around reputation and match-making.
Sounds like a dream come true. The last thing I need is a twelve-year-old telling me how he’s going to rape me when I’m playing Destiny.