You’ve been warned! Microsoft really means it when they say that “Excessive Profanity” will not be tolerated over the Xbox One Upload Studio. In fact reports have surfaced, and later confirmed by Microsoft that it may cost you to lose your Xbox Live account privileges.
Certain users have reported instances when they were banned including when they uploaded gameplay videos in which they were swearing through the Xbox One Upload Studio App, swore in a private Skype call etc.
A twitter user claimed that if you swear in a Skype call it results in you being banned with a single lined message by Microsoft that reads “find something else to play.”
If you swear in a private Skype call on the Xbox One you get this half-sentence: http://t.co/O5Ekhdy674 $500 console
— Connor (@getB3NT) November 25, 2013
Microsoft has come up with an official statement clarifying that although they take matters regarding the Xbox Upload Studio very seriously, they do not monitor the peer to peer communications like Skype chats.
The statement forwarded by a Microsoft representative reads:
“We take Code of Conduct moderation via Upload Studio very seriously. We want a clean, safe and fun environment for all users. Excessive profanity as well as other Code of Conduct violations will be enforced upon and result in suspension of some or all privileges on Xbox Live. We remain committed to preserving and promoting a safe, secure and enjoyable experience for all of our Xbox Live members.”
So as far as the Skype screenshot is concerned, it was not the result of the user using foul language in a Skype chat but he was unable to use the service because he had been banned for doing the same in Upload Studio footages.
There you are, better turn off Kinect before you celebrate a victory in an R-rated fashion.