One of my favourite Avatar games from the Xbox 360 was 1 vs. 100, a massively mutliplayer game show where 100 players took on one in a bid to become the ultimate quiz show champion. Sadly like with most other Avatar based games 1 vs 100 disappeared as quick as it came. Don’t be sad though, it looks like Microsoft may be planning to bring something similar back to the Xbox One!
Speaking with Polygon, Dave McCarthy, general manager for Lifestyle Entertainment at Microsoft Studios, has revealed that the company are looking to bring something similar to the Xbox One.
“It has a good image here,” he said. “The approach is something we really enjoyed. We will do something in the future for Xbox One that is like that, because spiritually we thought it was a pretty cool experience ourselves.”
Based on a TV show of the same name players would find themselves competing as either The One, or a part of the 100 called The Mob who would all answer the same question simultaneously, if The One got the answer wrong three times in a row The One will automatically use “Helps” which would rely on the answers The Mob has given. The One had the chance to win upto 10,000 Microsoft Points if he or she won.
“The notion of bringing a large number of people together in both a social and let’s say a more casual gaming format is something we believe in a lot,” he McCarthy continyed. “In some ways 1 vs. 100 was a little bit ahead of its time. From a production perspective it gave us a few challenges in terms of the sheer effort to bring that to market on a regular basis.”