Electronic Arts has despatched out statements outlining a few of the modifications it’s making to fight racist and different offensive speech in its EA Sports video games, and the NHL sequence particularly.
Racist, homophobic, sexist, and different poisonous speech is not particular to Electronic Arts video games by any means, however it has been an issue for EA Sports’ NHL sequence particularly for a number of years. EA Sports Hockey League (EASHL) on-line hockey, with its customizable crew and participant names, is a spot the place racist and offensive speech has thrived.
In conjunction with different efforts outlined not too long ago, EA Sports has listed out some measures it’s taking now and sooner or later to fight this toxicity, together with including extra in-game reporting instruments and normal sources for its groups to deal with the issue.
Afterwords, the EA Sports NHL twitter account despatched out its personal message, particular to the sport. Although it seems that a few of the plans are duplications of the extra normal EA Sports message, the NHL crew particularly mentions delivering harsher penalties for offensive content material.
Some of those actions have completely different implementation timelines for various video games, however hopefully all of those communities can profit from these actions as quickly as attainable.
For extra on combating toxicity in on-line titles, you’ll want to take a look at Kim’s glorious function on the subject.