For those of you who have been enjoying your new Xbox One, you might want to hold off on the f-bombs or else you will face a suspension. Xbox One users who have been uploading gameplay clips in which they swear through the Upload Studio app – or even swearing in a private Skype call – are facing suspensions.
“I made a video and said a bad word (not really a swear in my opinion, but I do understand their displeasure – the nickname of the name Richard) and now I am not able to put Kinect videos on my uploads or upload gameplay at all,” one user stated on Reddit. Some users have reported that the ban is usually lifted after 24 hours.
The Xbox Live code of conduct prohibits members from using profane words and phrases in their Gamertag, profile content, Avatar action, Avatar content, or in-game content. But Microsoft has not clearly stated that Xbox Live content created and shared shall not contain profanity.
A Microsoft spokesperson responded to this issue and had the following to say:
“To be clear, the Xbox Live Policy & Enforcement team does not monitor direct peer-to-peer communications like Skype chats and calls. Also, we take Code of Conduct moderation via Upload Studio very seriously. We want a clean, safe and fun environment for all users. Excessive profanity as well as other Code of Conduct violations will be enforced upon and result in suspension of some or all privileges on Xbox Live. We remain committed to preserving and promoting a safe, secure and enjoyable experience for all of our Xbox Live members,” a Microsoft spokesperson stated.
So there you have it. If you are prompted to “choose something else to play” then you were likely banned for using profanity. No word on exactly how uploaded videos are being moderated by Microsoft.Further reading: Microsoft, Xbox One