Image by Evan-Amos | Wikimedia

Image by Evan-Amos | Wikimedia

Microsoft launched a feature for the Xbox One in which players who display antisocial behavior or exploit cheats and glitches while playing online games are penalized.

Gamercard

The name of the new feature is Gamercard. In this system, players are sorted into three categories depending on their reputation.

Similar to traffic lights, a green category means “good,” yellow stands for “needs work,” while red is for “avoid me.” Players who display good behavior while gaming fall into the green category and earn some rewards for being a goody-two-shoe.

Algorithm

Xbox Live program manager Michael Dunn explained the system in a blog post.

“By looking at someone’s Gamercard you’re able to quickly see their reputation. The more hours you play fairly online without being reported as abusive by other players, the better your reputation will be,” Dunn wrote.

“We designed the algorithm so it won’t penalize you for bad reports over a few weeks of play. The system also adjusts for false reports from people that might intentionally report someone of greater skill or for other griefing purposes,” Dunn added.

Twitter users welcomed the new addition.