MICROSOFT and the Xbox have long been at the forefront of community and wanting to make the gaming space a safe, inclusive environment for long time gamers, as well as new gamers.
It is that in mind that they have taken the steps to roll out their inaugural Transparency Report.
It is with this that Xbox has taken the steps to moderate content across the Xbox platform so that the community can understand the approach they are taking as well as practices in safety.
This is one of the main reasons that I love Xbox and the community, coming together to make it all-inclusive to the wide variety of gamers that Xbox games bring together. As is their motto, ‘Because when everyone plays, we all win’
Here are a few of the standout findings from the annual report moving forward:
Xbox is taking action to offer better experiences. The Xbox team issued more than 4.33M proactive enforcements against inauthentic accounts, representing 57% of the total enforcements in the reporting period. Inauthentic accounts are typically automated or bot-created accounts that can detract from positive player experiences. This proactive moderation, up 9x from the same period last year, allows Xbox to catch negative content and conduct before it reaches players. Xbox continues to invest and improve its tech so players can have safe, positive, and inviting experiences.
Players are stewards of the community. Player reporting is a critical component in Xbox’s safety approach. Alongside increased proactive safety measures, investments in scanning and filtering technologies, and education from the Xbox Ambassador community, reporting helps Xbox improve the work that it does to better protect players. Xbox’s players provided over 33M reports this period, with communications (46%) and conduct (43%) accounting for the majority of player concerns. Content moderation agents are on-staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to make sure the content and conduct found on the platform adheres to Xbox’s Community Standards.
Players are in control. Every player is different and preferences on content and experiences are not one-size-fits-all. Xbox offers many ways for players to customise settings, from message filters to parental controls, at any point in their Xbox experience. These settings allow players to manage the type of content they see and experience across all the ways they play, whether on PC, console, or anywhere with Xbox Cloud Gaming. It’s up to the players, friends, and family members to take control and implement the settings that are right for them.
Please find the full report here and Xbox Wire blog post here.