The latest batch of gaming consoles are more than just platforms with which to frag your friends. They’re also devices that allow you to communicate with your pals, via services such as Skype and in-game chats. And on the Xbox One, you better watch what you say or you could find yourself staring down the ban-hammer.
Speaking to TechCrunch, a Microsoft representative gave a statement which read as follows, following news that swearing on Skype and Upload Studio could get your ass banned, you dirty barstools you:
To be clear, the Xbox Live Policy & Enforcement team does not monitor direct peer-to-peer communications like Skype chats and calls. Also, we take Code of Conduct moderation via Upload Studio very seriously. We want a clean, safe and fun environment for all users. Excessive profanity as well as other Code of Conduct violations will be enforced upon and result in suspension of some or all privileges on Xbox Live. We remain committed to preserving and promoting a safe, secure and enjoyable experience for all of our Xbox Live members.
Well, at least that solves the COD issue of people making genitalia remarks about my character. I’ll miss playing games with Geoff. Still, it’s a rather harsh ban, considering that the Xbox One will be home to various games which feature enough profanity and gore to make a sailor blush.
Last Updated: November 26, 2013