Take a Look at Xbox One's New Achievements Interface

Take a Look at Xbox One's New Achievements Interface

Been wondering how Xbox One will track your accomplishments? Take a peek and find out.

It was recently revealed that all Xbox One games would have 1,000 Gamerscore of achievements, regardless of whether they were retail or download-only games. But what does it actually look like when you get an Achievement?

We've already seen this screenshot, which revealed the fact that you'd be able to complete "challenges" and earn Gamerscore-free achievements for making use of the Xbox One's entertainment apps:

Here's the first of two images, revealed by Microsoft Studios' partner studio manager Mike "Qwik" Ybarra on Twitter over the weekend. In it, we can see that Ybarra (or, more likely, judging by his other tweets, his son) has apparently earned all 59 achievements in Ryse, and that each achievement appears to be accompanied by an image -- presumably a screenshot of the moment it was achieved, though Ybarra didn't make that clear. Each image denotes how many Gamerscore the achievement in question was worth, though they don't appear to show the names or descriptions by default, nor does there appear to be any means of sharing achievements from this screen via social media -- though the system's DVR is set up to record video of each achievement being unlocked, which can itself be shared online.

Ybarra explained that by selecting an achievement and pressing A, you can zoom in to see additional details, including a larger version of the image, the achievement title and description, and when it was achieved (if you already have it) or your progress towards it (if you don't). The latter aspect is a new development; previously, the Xbox 360's achievement interface didn't give any indication of how close you were to attaining a particular award, leaving it to individual games to give that feedback to the player during play. The Xbox One's system sounds more like Steamworks, which provides developers with the option to allow achievement progress tracking even outside of the game. (As an aside, Steam has also provided a "rarity" comparison function for achievements, similar to that introduced with the PlayStation 4's implementation of PSN, for quite some time now.)

What do you think of the Xbox One's achievement system? Does it make you any more or less likely to go achievement hunting in the new generation of consoles?

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