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author: Agnes Adamus

Phil Spencer Dreams of Cross-platform Bans

Phil Spencer of Xbox would like to see a cross-platform banning system. He also mentioned a blacklist.

Phil Spencer was recently interviewed by New York Times, talking about how metaverse elements are infiltrating the gaming industry. During the interview, Xbox boss' boss revealed that he would like to see a cross-platform ban system in the future.

The premise of this idea is quite simple - if a person got banned in a certain place, it would also apply on other platforms. However, it should be kept in mind that this would be difficult to implement, as it would require cooperation between many companies offering their own network services.

"Something I would like to see, but it's difficult for the industry to implement, is a system that would make it so that when someone gets banned on one of our networks, they also get banned on other services."

It is worth remembering that Activision has already experimented with bans on a larger scale. Cheaters in CoD Warzone were banned from all their accounts, regardless of whether they played battle royale or not. However, this only covered the PC.

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Another option that Spencer proposed is a blacklist. Users would add people with whom they do not want to play. Ideally, it would also work across platforms.

Additionally, Spencer stressed that Microsoft is still working on catching toxic players on the Xbox Live network more effectively.

Time will tell if we will ever get such elaborate systems that ban toxic or cheating players.

  1. Xbox - official website

Agnes Adamus

Agnes Adamus

On paper, a medical physicist. In reality, however, a humanist who has loved games since childhood. With this passion, she decided to try her hand at writing for a broader audience. She has been affiliated with Gamepressure since 2017. She started in the guides, now mainly writing for the newsroom, encyclopedia and marketing. Self-proclaimed specialist in free-to-play games. She loves strategy, simulators, RPGs and horror games. She also has a soft spot for online games. She has spent an immodest amount of hours in Dead by Daylight and Rainbow Six: Siege. In addition, she also enjoys watching horror movies (the worse they are, the better) and listening to music. Her greatest passion, however, is trains.


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