Keeping Your E-Ego Intact: Your Xbox Gamerscore and Avatar Can be Ported to Xbox One

However exciting the Xbox One reveal was, the new console isn't all sunshine and unicorns. Recent reports reveal that the Xbox One won't be backwards compatible (understandable in light of the fact that the One's architecture will be completely different from the Xbox 360's) and that the One will require an additional installation fee for every new account for a game.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel, at least for gamers who obsess over achievements and Gamerscore. Microsoft has confirmed that Gamerscores will be ported over to the One, along with Gamertags and avatars.

"Your hard-earned Gamerscore will port over, so yes you'll take that with you," stated Xbox UK marketing director Harvey Eagle, "You'll also take your Gamertag, your identity with you. Whilst we're making a much bigger bet on natural identity with the camera, Avatars will also feature as well. All of the gaming identity that you have on Xbox 360 will be there on Xbox One as well."

So while you can't take your XBLA downloads with you over to the One, at least you'll be able to keep your ego intact with the points you've racked up with your time on the 360.

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  • nevilence
    Ha I love it, hadn't even considered that yet, glad someone else did.
  • hotroderx
    Wow at this 'and that the One will require an additional installation fee for every new account for a game.'
    Assuming I understand that correct the used game market for Xbox is dead? Since if you buy a used game you will have to pay for it then pay a fee to unlock it on your Xbox One. I think some other company tried something like this where you had to pay to unlock online multi player and it bite them in the butt. Seriously whats gotten into company's use to it was make a profit while giving great service... Now its just make a huge profit screw service. Who cares if we lose a customer there will be another uniformed sap to take there place.
  • CKKwan
    Additional Installation fee for every new account for a game? Does that mean multiple players for the same game on the same machine also has to pay? Or every time I change a machine (presumably something like 3ROD happened) and I have to pay again!?!?