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Separate achievements for cross-gen Xbox games

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Warning: OCD triggers contained within!  While your gamerscore will transfer with you when you move from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, cross-generational games will have distinct achievements.  

In a Q&A with IGN, Marc Whitten (Chief Xbox One Platform Architect) explained:

Every game has its own set of achievements, so if you’re playing Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox 360 and on Xbox One, you can earn a separate set of Gamerscore in each game. But on the Xbox One version, you’re getting a much richer set of features, such as seeing your achievements progress on the Xbox One console, being able to unlock new achievements throughout the year, and earning real prizes inside and outside of the game. Xbox One also enables a new concept of challenges, where games will be offering special time-based opportunities to earn various goals and collect the rewards. 

I understand that Xbox One will make achievements more valuable with challenges and all that.  I actually think that’s pretty cool.  However, I’m not sure I see the point in this – why make the achievements separate when the game is the same?  For people intent on completing all achievements, this takes things to a whole new level.  Not enough to let your OCD go into overdrive with a game, you have to do it AGAIN?  This just encourages people to try to cheat the system, if only to satisfy their inner completionist.

Last Updated: August 6, 2013


  1. TiMsTeR1033

    August 6, 2013 at 15:08

    that noodle soup doesnt look very good >_<


    • Argentil

      August 6, 2013 at 15:09

      Alphabet soup


      • Sageville

        August 6, 2013 at 15:20

        Correction: Cold Soup


  2. Admiral Chief Minion 47

    August 6, 2013 at 15:10

    You know if that header is real, the wtf and well done.

    O_O and o_O and 😀


  3. Argentil

    August 6, 2013 at 15:10

    Well, there goes the possibility of cross-gen purchases.


  4. Trevor Davies

    August 6, 2013 at 15:19

    This doesn’t make much sense to me, isn’t it all tied to your Live account… so why are there differences between the platforms?


    • TiMsTeR1033

      August 6, 2013 at 15:26

      because they wanna make the achievement whores buy both games! so the madness never ends!


  5. Pieter Kruger

    August 6, 2013 at 16:25

    I’m getting Diablo 3 on 360 and will get it on Xbox one too should it come out on it and would be damned if I was unable to get my achievements again on the Xbox one play-through! But this whole argument make it sound as if everyone is going to buy all games on both platforms?


    • HvR

      August 6, 2013 at 20:36

      You are now a cash cow


      • Pieter Kruger

        August 6, 2013 at 23:59

        I also bought Diablo 3 on PC, Doh!


  6. DrKiller

    August 6, 2013 at 17:04

    I guess it makes sense.. But when you go next gen, why go back?


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