Microsoft may soon surprise players by introducing a proposition known from Sony consoles on the Xboxes. Jason Ronald confirmed that the company hears feedback from a community that has long wanted a US corporation to provide the equivalent of platinum cups.
Jason Ronald, Xbox director of project management, interviewed the host of the Iron Lords podcast, asked if Microsoft can provide “a platinum equivalent from Sony so that there is some kind of recognition for the player after the game is completed .” As it turns out, Microsoft is aware of the community’s interest.
“We’ve definitely heard that feedback. Achievements are an interesting one because everybody plays games differently. So we really think about, how do we reward people for playing the way that you want to, and the games that you want to?”
“There’s some players who just prefer to play multiplayer. What are we doing to reward them and show progression and things like that? There’s other people who like to play tons of different games, so how do we go ahead and respect that investment? And then there’s other people like myself where I’m a completionist and I literally want to complete everything within a game.”
“So, it’s a balance and it’s definitely an area that we’ve heard some feedback on. Nothing to announce today, but definitely top of mind for us as we look to the road ahead.”
As you know, platinum is considered a real distinction by many players and there are many cup hunters who play to receive such rewards. We can assume that Microsoft is planning a certain equivalent, but in this case the company wants to provide attractions for a wide audience – not only for people who intend to complete the adventures in 100%.
Jason Ronald also confirmed that his team’s current task is to improve recording options and share material.