In an attempt to boost better player behavior on Xbox Live, Microsoft plans to implement a system in future Xbox Live updates that would not only penalize bad social behavior, but reward players who engage positively with other gamers.

During a GDC talk, Microsoft’s partner and development lead Frank Savage said the company hopes the system will “actively encourage them to be better.” If a player’s reputation is ”soaring because you’re this amazing player that everyone wants to be with,” they could be rewarded. It’s a way Microsoft can say ”Thanks for being such a good member of the community, here’s a reward,” explained Savage.

Following the panel Savage told Polygon that the company is still in the “brainstorming” stages for the system and hasn’t determined what the rewards will be.

Xbox One’s current reputation system interprets negative feedback and groups players who are frequently muted or blocked together, exposing their poor reputation on their gamercard. According to Savage, Microsoft receives about 425,000 feedback submits a week.

Have you ever had to block someone? Think Microsoft should also come up with a plan to root out sore losers who simply send negative feedback just because they were beat? What kind of rewards would you like to receive from the company? Let us know!

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