Punishing bad behaviour gets results. But basic psychology suggests that rewarding good behaviour will achieve more.
Microsoft is looking to follow this mantra by rewarding players “contribute positively” via their Xbox Live interactions, Polygon reports, as confirmed by development head Frank Savage yesterday confirmed at a GDC talk.
Although the specifics of how behaviour will be measured or rewarded has not yet been revealed, Savage did say that players whose reputation "soaring because you're this amazing player that everyone wants to be with" will be recognised by Xbox Live's reputation algorithm.
He added that the algorithm itself is still in the "brainstorming" stages.