Ask anyone who watched today's Microsoft press event to name the most memorable announcement and they'll probably say, "There's a new Xbox." Ask them for the TWO most memorable announcements and they'll probably say, "Well, there was this dog..."
Achievements are one of the defining elements of the Xbox experience. Naturally, Microsoft will include them in the Xbox One. But they're not going to work like you remembered them, not exactly. There's more to them, now.
Go ahead and take a look: the new pieces of hardware that form the hub of Microsoft’s upcoming gaming experiences aren't exactly cute and cuddly. They’re kinda foreboding, the way they float and squint at you, all one-eyed and unknowable.