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Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley comments on Xbox Live toxicity

Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley has responded to a viral video of a female player receiving abuse, stating that this kind of toxic behaviour “needs to be highlighted and stopped”.

In the original video posted by streamer Grenade Queen, she receives abuse while playing a losing match of Halo infinite, with much of it aimed at her purely for being a woman. It’s a video that clearly saddened one of the creators of Xbox’s online service, who took to Twitter to share his disappointment.

“This wasn’t the future for Xbox live we envisioned. As a community and with the help of Microsoft this needs to be highlighted and stopped. It will take teamwork between players, devs, and console manufacturers to change this and it’s time. It’s past time.”

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