One of the biggest concerns with online gaming are those who think it’s ok to use offensive and ignorant names. In EA Sports NHL 21, that has become as big of an issue as any game with online play.
Whether it’s teenagers thinking certain names are edgy or the “adults” who think they are funny, these players are some of the worst the gaming community has to offer. Luckily, more and more companies have been working to curb issues. In NHL 21, EA Sports introduced the ability to report team names and player names that may be seen as offensive in one way, shape, or form.
Even with the report feature added, racist and bigoted names remain in the game. On Wednesday night, the EA Sports NHL 21 team put out an update on weeding out the names.
Next Steps for Offensive Names in NHL 21
“We’ve been working through the list of flagged accounts, however, the process to review and action these accounts has not been fast enough to address the volume,” the statement read. “To solve for this and speed up action internally, we’re approximately two weeks away from implementing new tech that will allow us to review and action offensive accounts and content on a mass scale.”
— EA SPORTS NHL (@EASPORTSNHL) February 25, 2021
The new tool, according to EA, will allow flagged accounts to be addressed even faster. The update closes by thanking fans for helping remove the offensive names.
Hopefully the new tech update will see an end to the trash we see only. Though, knowing how people online are, they’ll find workarounds to keep the bigotry going.
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