The Confederate flag has been banned from use within the Forza sequence. Developer Turn 10 has added the flag to its “notorious iconography” class, that means that anybody who makes use of it in any Forza Motorsport or Forza Horizon recreation will probably be banned.
“Our goal is to create a safe, secure, inclusive, and enjoyable experience for all players,” a message tweeted by Forza Support reads. “Moving forward, the use of the Confederate flag on any car and under any circumstances will be categorized as a ‘notorious iconography’ in our enforcement guidelines and its use will result in a ban.”
This places the Confederate flag amongst swastikas, Wolfsangel, the Rising Sun, and SS-runes and extra within the Forza enforcement guidelines. These are all prohibited in user-generated content material, alongside nudity and different sexual content material, profanity, unlawful medication and substances, private info, hurt or violence in opposition to folks or animals, and so forth. This determination comes on the heels of NASCAR prohibiting the Confederate flag at all its occasions and races, a transfer precipitated by ongoing Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations which have spawned renewed dialogue round racist symbols, statues, and monuments.
Studios the business over have been transferring to stamp out racism of their on-line communities. EA Sports has pledged to enhance the strategies gamers have for reporting and highlighting poisonous behaviour in all its video games, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone developer Infinity Ward is transferring to lower the quantity of racist content material gamers are producing.
— Forza Support (@forza_support) June 26, 2020
Details are nonetheless restricted on the following Forza, due later this 12 months, however we’ll hold you knowledgeable.