Could friends help you earn Achievements with remote play?

June 4, 2013 by Staff - 4 Comments

Have you ever come up against boss you just can’t beat, or a puzzle you can’t work out? We’ve all been there and it can be incredibly frustrating. Not only does it usually stop your progress within the game, but it might also mean you miss out on valuable Achievement points, which is definitely a major issue for Achievement hunters!.

The Xbox One could provide some relief in this regard however, with sources stating that Microsoft has demo’ed an X1 feature that lets you Skype a friend and ask them to give you a hand in your game. Upon accepting a request, your chosen friend can then take over the game, playing it for you!


While this is happening the originating (ie stuck) player gets to watch their friend play the game on their screen, not only checking their progress, but also hopefully learning some tips on how to improve their own gameplay. Either person can end the remote playing sequence with the push of a button.

One potential issue we see is latency, and the requirements for the whole thing to work. Obviously the “helper friend” will need to have a copy of the game, but will they also, for example, need to have previously visited the part of the game they are being asked to help with?

More to the point of what we focus here on at One Cheats – will Achievements earned by your friend whilst helping you out get added to your account or that of your friend, or not at all? If you don’t get them as the help-seeker, there is always the opportunity to go back with your new found knowledge/skills/tips/cheats and earn the points yourself, we assume. The bottom line being that it can’t be a bad thing for Achievement freaks!

Microsoft itself has said nothing official on this remote play feature, but more is surely to be revealed at E3 in a few days. We can’t wait!

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