Xbox One’s gamescore is a way through which they can compare and contrast their achievements with friends. It helps keep the spirit of competition alive, and you are constantly trying to better your friends and hence gain all the bragging rights.
However there are some there are those gamers who only play a few titles and hence it doesn’t necessary represent the time they have invested or the level of skill that they possess. Hence this is why there is a change heading to the Xbox One achievements list. Xbox’s Mike Ybarra recently spoke to Windows Central where he went into more details about the upcoming changes where he says that they are working on “something that fundamentally changes” accomplishments.
“We are working towards a bigger, more meaningful change about somebody’s gaming accomplishments in history, as a gamer on Xbox,” Ybarra said.[W]e can do a lot more to reflect and let people show their gaming history and their status. Whether it’s somebody who only plays multiplayer in Halo 5 at a professional level, maybe they only have 2,000 Gamerscore, you want to be able to celebrate that person. You want people to be in the know. 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.”
So it does appear like the Xbox One achievement system will be getting a meaningful tweak in the upcoming months. However Ybarra didn’t exactly go into a lot of detail about what other changes their might be coming in the near future.