The ability to ban users across platforms is something that game developers can do, as with Call of Duty, FIFA, etc. Users of specific platforms can also block specific users that they played the game or received messages from it. It is only part of it.
But what if there was a possibility to block users on all platforms? While this is not something that is being discussed by Sony and the like right now, it is something that Microsoft has come up with.
Discussing the topic, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer said he thinks the ability to ban and block users on multiple platforms is a solid idea.
Speaking in an interview with New York Times (through the Eurogamer), the Xbox boss noted that the theme is something he would love to see implemented across all platforms, but also noted that it may not be an easy one to accomplish. That said, he wants platform owners to work together on such an initiative.
“What I really wish we could do – which is a difficult thing as an industry – is when someone is banned from one of our networks, is there a way for us to ban them? on other networks?” Spencer said.
He went on to say that he would also like to see blacklists on multiple user-specific platforms. This is because he wants “to be able to get my banned users list to other networks that I play with. So ‘this is the group of people I choose not to play with’. Because I don’t want to have to create one. back in every platform I play video games on.”
Speaking of malicious content that could get users banned, Spencer said Xbox is not a “free speech platform” that allows all kinds of social discourse to take place because “that’s not the point.” why we exist,” he said.
https://www.vg247.com/xbox-boss-phil-spencer-would-like-to-see-bans-and-user-blocking-across-platform-networks Xbox boss Phil Spencer wants to see user bans and blocks across platform networks