Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony are 3 of the biggest names on the online gaming platform. Usually, they are busy competing with each other. This time they have come together for a cause to ensure the betterment of the industry they are in. The 3 gaming giants have set some common principals joining together to make the gaming a safe place for everyone. When going by these rules, it is clear that they are against the abusive nature and the toxicity of the players.
The 3 companies have issued a joint statement and in that they vow to offer customization tools, easy-to-use safety tools, various systems and codes of conduct to prevent the platforms from abuses. Addressing the issue of combating this online violence on a serious note they have even stated that they will work with the government, lawmakers and industry partners as well. “Hate, bulling and harassment have no place in the gaming world”, the companies claimed. Also, they are going to make it easy for users to report abuse.
The strategies of the 3 companies won’t get affected by these changes at all. It is not that these gaming platforms were extremely harmful to be in and they didn’t have any measures against abuses. All Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony had their own parental controls and anti-abuse policies way before this agreement. However, we can expect that this common approach is going to take care of the inconsistencies and make the gaming world a healthy and a better place.
It is admirable that they came together for a cause although they are professional rivals. All 3 companies have enough space in the market and therefore we can expect that the infamous feuds like Sega/Nintendo during 90’s not to happen in the future. In recent years we witnessed to see Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony working together on specific gameplay features like cross-play and cross-saves.
In a statement Dave Mccarthy, the Corporate Vice President of Xbox Operations went on to point out the challenges and threats companies are facing in their effort to maintain the gaming environment safe. He also added that it is extremely difficult to control and take care of them single-handedly and hence Microsoft is delighted to join hands with both Nintendo and Sony.