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Xbox One Will Color Code Achievements by Player

by Eric Frederiksen | October 23, 2013October 23, 2013 6:30 pm PDT

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I’ve been playing a lot of multiplayer Spelunky the last few weeks, and it’s been a good reminder of how the current Xbox achievement system works. Achievements are fun (if you’re into that), but when you’re playing a game locally with friends, it can be hard to tell what’s going on when an achievement pops up.

On Xbox One, players will get a bit more information. In addition to showing the gamertag of the player receiving the achievement, the achievement will be color-coded. As Kotaku notes, this isn’t going to end world hunger, but it’s a cool way to get more in-game news to players quickly and visually.

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Microsoft’s Marc Whitten noted on Twitter that Xbox One achievements will pop up in each player’s chosen color. This is one thing carried over from Windows 8 that I think works well. In Windows 8, part of customizing the Start screen is choosing the color of the background and the app tiles. I hope we can choose our color by picking out a shirt and wearing it in front of Kinect.

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Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

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