UBISOFT has partnered with League of Legends publisher Riot Games to try to reduce toxicity in their player bases.
League of Legends is particularly well known for its toxic player base, which has kept newer players from getting into the game.
The companies are starting a new research project called Zero Harm in Comms.
This project hopes to better understand how AI technology can be used to prevent harmful interactions as soon as they occur.
The goal is to mitigate disruptive player behavior to make their games safer for players.
Ubisoft’s Yves Jacquier said in a press release: “Disruptive player behavior is an issue that we take very seriously.
“But also one that is very difficult to solve.
“At Ubisoft, we have worked on specific measures to ensure safe and fun experiences.
“But we believe that if we come together as an industry, we can address this issue more effectively.
“Through this technology partnership with Riot Games, we are exploring how we can better prevent in-game toxicity as we are designers of these environments with a direct connection to our communities.”
While many companies are trying to reduce harmful comments in their games, this is one of the first times two major companies have teamed up to crack down.
Riot Games’ Wesley Kerr said: “Disruptive behavior is not a problem unique to games – every company that has an online social platform is working to address this challenging area.
“That’s why we’re committed to working with industry partners like Ubisoft who believe in creating safe communities and fostering positive experiences in online spaces.”
“This project is just one example of the broader commitment and work we are doing at Riot to building systems that create healthy, safe, and inclusive interactions with our games.”
A recent update to League of Legends introduced measures to try and reduce the use of swear words.
Auto-Mod has been adjusted to make it easier to recognize swear words and offensive language and apply penalties faster.
Riot’s team also claims it will be able to “seen the nuance between more egregious chat and less strict but still inappropriate chat.”
We don’t know how the research will be used, but it’s likely that more moderation adjustments will be made to games in future updates.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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