Achievements Will Stack Between Xbox Platforms

By Rebecca Smith,
The Xbox One may be launching in just three months' time but there are still details that gamers are wanting to know. Will achievements stack between platforms? What is the quality of the Game DVR clips? IGN interviewed Marc Whitten, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President, to find out the answers to these questions and more.

Will achievements be stackable between Xbox 360 and Xbox One?

In an answer that should surprise few people, achievement lists will be separate for Xbox 360 games and Xbox One titles. The game that Whitten used as an example was Call of Duty: Ghosts. If players choose to play the game on both an Xbox 360 and an Xbox One, they will earn a separate set of gamerscore for each platform. This is because of the new achievement system on the Xbox One where new achievements can be added to a title throughout the year and players can earn "real prizes inside and outside of the game". There is also the new challenge system where "special time-based" achievements can be earned by completing challenges across several titles.

What resolution are the Game DVR clips and what happens to the footage?

The Xbox One Game DVR will capture footage at 720p 30fps. Players will then be able to manage, edit and share their footage using the console's Upload service. The clips are then stored in the cloud. Games will also be capturing “magic moment” gameplay clips that can be seen in the Xbox One Guide, your own Game DVR collection and "when you are looking at gamercards on the system". Some games will even be integrating the footage into the gaming experience too.

What will happen to Xbox 360 avatars?

A player's Xbox 360 avatar will be transferred onto the Xbox One and will be available at launch. Aside from that, very little details were given.

What about gamerpics?

Gamerpics will no longer be 64x64 resolution. The Xbox One will introduce the ability to capture full-body HD gamerpics in 1080p. Whitten promises that the new gamerpics will capture "some really cool hero moments, like when you login to see personalized views of your games and other content."

We'll be ready to bring you more details and answers to questions soon.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.