Xbox head Phil Spencer says 'gaming is a unifying force,' promises better moderation tools for safety

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Microsoft wants to make Xbox Live even better.

What you need to know

  • Gaming Disorder may be added to the World Health Organization’s list of diseases this week.
  • Microsoft recognizes that more can be done to improve safety on Xbox Live.
  • Phil Spencer laid out a plan for how to make Xbox Live a better place for everyone.

This week, the World Health Organization will vote whether it wants to add “Gaming Disorder” to its official list of diseases. While researchers have known about the problem for quite some time, a body of this magnitude hasn’t officially recognized it. It seems that it will likely pass because there have been a lot of high-profile deaths linked to excessive gaming.

Source: Windows

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