While waiting for an official announcement of its new console, Microsoft continues to offer sporadic information on different specifications and features. Dave McCarthy has explained that the so-called Xbox Anaconda will have a function that will monitor how much money users spend in buying loot boxes within the games,
McCarthy has advanced during a recent interview that the next Xbox of Microsoft will have extensive parental controls. It is a measure that supports their policy by offering a family platform that encourages “a healthy play lifestyle.” In this way, parents can control the money their children invest in their games, a concern that has increased in recent years.
In his statements makes it clear that Microsoft considers having some responsibility in this regard, and will try to help parents supervise the content of the minors, limiting their browsing through the web, restricting a daily game time limit, and monitoring their activity. In addition, an AI will track content shared by users in search of offensive images. This is a series of options that would be introduced on Microsoft platforms along with the next generation of Xbox through Xbox Live.
The legal aspect of loot boxes in different countries and its association with games of chance in different legislations could have been a determining factor to introduce this novelty. Its implementation, in addition, could be very close, as this new console and changes in services could be presented in just a few weeks, during an E3 2019 that Microsoft promises will be unprecedented.