A new Xbox achievement system with PS5-like ‘medals’ was designed at a Microsoft Hackathon

November saw the annual Microsoft Hackathon event, where groups of developers, designers and innovators from across Microsoft came together to compete and invent potential new products and services within and around the Microsoft ecosystem. This year’s Hackathon winner was an app that helps you provide remote technical support to a loved oneconsidering the all-too-familiar frustration one can feel when trying to help a less tech-savvy friend over the phone.

Microsoft Hackathon 2022 Event (opens in a new tab) saw more than 10,000 inventions compete for the grand prize, with more than 68,000 employees around the world taking part in what Microsoft describes as the “world’s largest private hackathon”.

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