Microsoft is working on an all new “career” system for Xbox, which will sit alongside Gamerscore to showcase player’s dedication to gaming.
Update April 20th, 2018: Xbox platform chief Mike Ybarra recently tweeted that the Xbox Career system isn’t in active development. I’ve seen the systems in question running live on Xbox One, and felt that it represented features which were in active development. Apologies for getting it wrong.
The new Xbox Career system will sit alongside Gamerscore to tally a player’s achievements across the Xbox platform, but how will this system work? It’s been teased by Xbox platform chief Mike Ybarra, who noted to us in an interview last year how Microsoft planned to do more to showcase player activity and success beyond the current Achievement system. Now, we have a few more details about how it will work.
The career system will come with a visible player level, which sits next to Gamerscore.
As usual, these features are in active development and testing, and some of them may not make it to launch. Microsoft might be tying the Career system to lootcrate-like rewards for the new Avatar system, which will bring vibrant and updated customizable character models for players on Xbox Live. With the latest details, we now have reason to Redmond might also be tying the Career system into Microsoft Rewards, which rewards users across the ecosystem for their activity on the Microsoft platform. Whether or not integration with Microsoft Rewards or Avatar “lootcrates” makes it to launch remains to be seen. At the very least, though, we know that the career system will come with a visible player level, which sits next to Gamerscore on your profile.
We now have an idea of some of the ways Microsoft is testing how you will be able accrue EXP when the system goes live, probably in the coming months.