A recently-issued user survey indicates that Sony may institute a player reputation system on the PlayStation 4 in a future update, IGN reports.

The system would assign users reputation ratings based on feedback from fellow players. The survey also mentions an improved matchmaking system, which would likely take reputation into consideration when pairing players with teammates and opponents.

Sony's proposed additions resemble Microsoft's recently announced plans to expand its own reputation system on the Xbox One. Microsoft plans to "introduce rewards for good behavior" while punishing problematic users by restricting Xbox Live functionality in a forthcoming system update.
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.