EA's efforts to catch up to its responsibility

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by James Batchelor

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It’s been one year since Electronic Arts published its Positive Play Charter, refreshed community guidelines designed to encourage better behaviour between players and stamp out toxicity.

Abusive behaviour in gaming communities, particularly around multiplayer games, is no secret and the FIFA publisher has tried to be a little more public in how it handles this, especially since the charter. Most recently, the company issued a permanent ban to a FIFA player who sent racial abuse to former footballer Ian Wright, even though that occurred outside EA’s platforms.

Chris Bruzzo, executive vice president for Positive Play,

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