Microsoft plans to stop once and for all the foul language used by so many people on the Internet these days. Cussing is a major global problem that causes depression, disputes, and getting offended. During this fall, Microsoft will roll out automatic filters that will let you screen out offensive replies made in text-based chats from Xbox Live.
Therefore, players of Xbox won’t be able to cuss anymore, even though they will be allowed to play all those blood and gore games where characters swear a lot. But it doesn’t matter, all that matters is for users to not swear!
Four levels for the filters
“With this update, you will set your own specific levels of automated filtration so you can decide what’s acceptable and what isn’t in the text-based messages you receive across Xbox Live,” Dave McCarthy, head of Xbox operations, said in an announcement.
Games are supposed to make us relax and enjoy those virtual worlds; therefore, nobody likes to receive messages that could offend them. We surely should say only nice things to each other, even though we’re lying.
The automated filters will come in four tiers: Friendly, Medium, Mature, and Unfiltered. Gamers will also be able to customize the filters as they wish, according to the text-based communications they receive. For instance, you can turn off the feature for the chats with friends, since cussing between friends can actually mean a declaration of love.
When the automatic filters detect dirty talking, they will delete the text and the placeholder will be shown: “[Potentially offensive message hidden]”. If you are still curious about the other’s unorthodox feelings towards you, a click on the placeholder will reveal the frightening message.
The automatic filters which will save humanity from the threat of the foul language will be available for Xbox One, as well as for Xbox app for Android, iOS, and Windows 10.