The gaming console market leaders — Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have come to an agreement on online gaming safety guidelines and moderation for cross-platform gameplay support to ensure safer gaming. The three companies posted the same post on their respective websites simultaneously on how they are planning to moderate the players’ safety for their respective platforms.
“Protecting players can be challenging digitally and often instantaneously connected world. This partnership signifies our commitment to work together to improve player safety and ensure gaming remains truly for everyone”, reads the posts. The post also mentions that “Protecting players online requires a multidisciplinary approach – one that combines the benefits of advanced technology, a supportive community, and skilled human oversight.”
According to the post, there are mainly three guidelines for the players safety — Prevention, Partnership and Prevention
The Prevention part will empower players and parents to have a better understanding and control gaming experiences. This will give users the option to customise their gaming experience. Also, this will provide parents with necessary information and tools to police the gaming experience for their children.
The partnership is to ensure better safety under a partnership with industry, regulators, law enforcement and communities. The companies have partnered with agencies such as the ESRB and PEGI to ensure that our games are rated for the appropriate audience.
The last part is Responsibility, in which the companies have agreed to make their platforms safer for all types of players on their platforms.