Chinese games firm Tencent has introduced a new social credit score for players in China.
Per a tweet from Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, Game Credit will reward users who play regularly, earn items and report cheaters with a higher credit score.
On the flip side, negative behaviour such as cheating will have a detrimental impact on their score. Currently the score will only affect Chinese players in-game, rather than have any benefits or detrimental on their lives outside of Tencent's games.
A good way to combat toxicity?
Right now the system is only live in China, but given Tencent's rather sizeable footprint in the West, this could actually be a viable way of fighting cheating and other toxicity over here.
Tencent now has a social credit score system for gamers in China that play Tencent published games.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) April 10, 2018
Regular play, earning items and reporting cheaters will increase a user’s credit score. Stuff like cheating will decrease a users credit score. https://t.co/z2xAevmr3p pic.twitter.com/kP3fUDW6yz
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