Watch the Language, Microsoft is Watching You – Xbox One Users Banned for Swearing

Watch the Language, Microsoft is Watching You – Xbox One Users Banned for SwearingMicrosoft has made clear its intent to uphold its code of conduct, having suspended the accounts of several Xbox One users caught swearing. According to watchdogs lurking behind the scenes at Microsoft, “excessive profanity” will not be tolerated and any offending files detected will be removed from Xbox Live and the accounts of those responsible suspended.

They warned users that all files sent to the Upload Studio are scanned and monitored in order to check for any code of conduct discrepancies – one of which is the use of excessive foul language. According to Microsoft, the strict measures have been put in place in order to ensure a safe and clean environment for users of all ages.

Microsoft did however reassure users that Skye conversations and other direct P2P methods of contact were neither scanned nor moderated.

The Xbox Live service available to Xbox One users is technically the same as was already offered via the Xbox 360. However, this time around Microsoft has made it clear that enforcement of stricter rules and regulations has been brought in to better control what goes on.

“As a result, if someone misbehaves on the service, we may suspend some of their privileges,” a representative from Microsoft said this week.

After months of hype, the Xbox One officially launched globally mid-November.

Some Xbox One users had in the earliest days of the console taken to forums to vent their anger at what they deemed and unnecessarily strict and irrational policy on bad language. At least one user noted that he was unable to upload new content after he used a single “bad word” in a prior upload.

However, others have praised the actions of Microsoft and reminded the gaming public that there are millions of Xbox One owners the world over of a very young and impressionable age – all of whom should have access to a gaming environment that’s guaranteed safe and free from profanity.

Try these:

Google Glass FAQ Covers Privacy, User-Experience and Release Date Details
GTA 5 for PC Petition Hits 600,000 – Q1 Launch with PS4, Xbox One Port to Follow Q4
LG Nexus 5 Price and Release Date – 16GB $299, 32GB $399, November 14 Launch
Panasonic 4K Toughpad Confirmed for January Launch - Price $5,999 and One Power Outlet
Black Friday Deals on iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy Note, Kindle Fire HD and More
Xbox One Photo Father Given Free Console by Sympathetic Store – Christmas Saved!
LG G Flex to Launch Friday in UK – It’s First Big Test of the West?
Xbox One and PS4 Back in Stock at Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Toys R Us…For Now
Rockstar Art Director Talks GTA Evolution and Why He Won’t Rebuild a City
Analyst Group Lays Bear iPhone 6 Hardware and Features – iOS 7.2 Unlikely to Make the Cut
Dell Announces Student-Proof Latitude 13 Laptops – Build to Withstand Classroom Punishment
Surface Pro 3 and Surface Mini Debut – Today’s the Day
Analyst: Touch ID Expansion will Boost iOS Device Sales by 233%
BlackBerry Messenger For Windows Phone Launches at Last…But You Can’t Have It
Keep Your Curved Screens and Fingerprint Scanners – Give Us Battery Life and Coverage!
Spice One Mi – FX 1 - India’s First Ever FireFox Phone
$150 Acer Iconia Tab 8 W Fills Microsoft Surface Mini Void
iPhone 6 Selling for $2,500 in China – Ruthless Resellers Exploit Launch Delay
Acer 15.6-Inch Chromebook Hits CES 2015 as Largest Ever
Lizard Squad Trolls Lenovo, Hacks Website as Superfish Retaliation