Microsoft and specifically Dan McCulloch, General Manager for Xbox Live as reveal that new Xbox Cross-Play tools are now available as well as explaining more about the Xbox family settings and how you can use them to provide your family with “fun, positive gaming” experiences.
Available today, Fortnite is the first game on the Xbox to feature the new Xbox cross-play settings, created to provide provides parents and caregivers with more choice in “managing cross-network scenarios for their children who play on Xbox”, explains Microsoft.
Once parents have created a child account 15 “comprehensive and customisable” tools are made available to manage their children’s account across four key categories :
– Screen time management: Parents can set time limits and view activity reports to keep on top of their children’s activity. Limits can be set for each day of the week, meaning parents can restrict gaming on school nights or allow more time over the weekend.
– Purchase limits: Parents can choose to approve children’s purchases before they are made, to receive alerts after each purchase, or to set up an allowance to limit purchases children can make on their own.
– Content filters: Parents can filter or allow games, apps and websites based on the age of their children to ensure they are interacting with age-appropriate content. Children can also request access to content which parents can then approve or decline.
– Privacy: Parents can set what people see about their child’s online profile, status and gaming history and who they can communicate with online. This is especially valuable with the increasing popularity of multiplayer games where users can interact with other players around the world.
For more information on the latest Xbox cross play tools made available by Microsoft jump over to the Major Nelson website by following the link below.