Xbox 'Careers' May Soon Reinvent the Achievement

So people can know just how good you are at 'PUBG'

Xbox's "Career" mode may make good on the company's tease of better rewarding players investing large amounts of time to one game, Windows Central reports

As of right now, Xbox Achievements reward players with points based on when they achieve in-game milestones set forth by developers – much like PlayStation's Trophy and Steam's Achievement systems. However, for esports players, who dedicate large amounts of time to one game, this doesn't really reward them for their investments. 

"You want people to be in the know," Xbox Platform corporate vice president Mike Ybarra said in a past interview with Windows Central, hinting at the implementation of a new achievement system. "This person doesn't play a lot of games, but they're world top ten at Halo 5. All the way to people [with over a million gamerscore]. It's that range that we really need to look at and celebrate ... we're going to go big in the area of letting people show off and represent their gaming history and the type of gamer that they are, far more than we do with Gamerscore."

With Xbox's new Career system, players may soon be able to receive levels based on their time with games, as well different prestige rankings. The new system, Windows Central says, may also provide players with lootboxes full of cosmetic options for an upcoming new avatar system. 

"The Career system also comes with Quests to complete specific objectives, such as playing certain games, which will also come with crate and experience points as rewards," the outlet reports. "At this time, it doesn't look as though loot crates will be purchasable with real money, but it's probably too early to say whether that will be the case later on."

This information, Windows Central says, came from documentation the outlet received. In it, a new subdomain for Xbox Live was mentioned, "Career.XboxLive.com," though the site isn't currently online for public viewers. "It also seems that these systems will incorporate achievements in some way, rewarding experience points that contribute toward levels in your overarching career. The systems track your progress and play time in your existing game library, and it looks as though it will all work alongside existing Gamerscore systems rather than replace them."

No word yet on when the Career mode might roll out to players.