Microsoft has this week started rolling out its new Xbox content filters, adding new options to messaging allowing parents and Xbox gamers to select different filter levels depending on their preference : Friendly, Medium, Mature and Unfiltered. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Xbox content filters that will be rolling out to other sections of the Xbox experience in the near future.
Microsoft’s Major Nelson explains more :
“With content filtration, it’s essential that every player has the ability to choose their own filtration level, and that the settings work for gamers of all ages. For example, we recognize that while some adults use profanity without any ill intent while gaming, parents with small children likely won’t find this same experience acceptable. Similarly, there are differences between the everyday speech you’d use with your friends and harmful insults that could negatively impact anyone. With this in mind, we’ve ensured our safety settings are configurable along a spectrum from most filtered to least filtered so you can choose what is best for you. There is also an important distinction between conversations with friends versus people you don’t know, so we’ve added functionality allowing you to turn the filters completely off for messages from your friends while leaving the filters on for Message Requests so that you don’t receive unwelcome content from people you don’t know.”
For more information on the new Xbox content filters jump over to the official Xbox news website where Dave McCarthy, Corporate Vice President, Xbox Operations discusses more details about what you can expect from the Xbox content filters design to put you in control of your gaming experience.
Source : Microsoft