The head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, says the platform is committed to fighting the “growing toxic stew of hate speech, bigotry and misogyny” people experience in their digital lives in a blog post today. It goes on to lay out the principles and actions Xbox will pursue to be inclusive environment.
A report today by The Verge details the recent history of Telltale Games leading up to last fall’s layoffs, including feelings among many of the staff that the studio was stagnating creatively and had also become a toxic work environment under the leadership of co-founder and former CEO Kevin Bruner.
“Toxic behavior doesn’t just hurt the individual it hurts our entire industry,” said the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, during a keynote address at the 2018 DICE summit. He also touched on low morale following the launch of the Xbox One and the need for more diversity in the gaming industry. You can watch it here.