With the new Xbox One coming out, Xbox Live will get an updated reputation system that will try to ensure that players will similar play-styles will be grouped together and those with evil intents will be separated.
Currently reputation is based on a fire-star rating while the new system will be more like achievements. Players who are consistently blocked or punished will earn a lower reputation that will have consequences.
Senior product manager, Mike Lavin, explains in a interview with OXM, "Ultimately if there's a few percent of our population that are causing the rest of the population to have a miserable time, we should be able to identify those folks."
"There'll be very good things that happen to people that just play their games and are good participants. And you'll start to see some effects if you continue to play bad or harass other people en masse. You'll probably end up starting to play more with other people that are more similar to you."
Lavin said that while the core Xbox Live users are interested in playing with friends, the company wants to ensure that they have the option to communicate with others freely.
"In order to do that, you need a community of folks that aren't screaming vulgarities every ten seconds, or the griefers or the harassers, those types of folks," Lavin said. "What we're looking at doing is creating a very robust system around reputation and match-making."