Turn 10 Studios, the stewards of the Forza racing series, have updated their enforcement guidelines to include a ban on “notorious iconography” including the Confederate flag.
The Forza games allow players to create custom content, but going forward, the developers will be more strict in their enforcement of what is allowed. The list of “notorious iconography” that is not allowed has been updated to include the Confederate flag, as well as the Swastika, SS-runes, Wolfsangel, Black Sun, Arrow Cross, Iron Cross (with contextual clues), and the Rising Sun.
Additionally, the studio will take action against user-generated content that uses phrases like “ACAB,” “FTP,” and “CIP.” Players are also advised against creating stuff that depicts “certain notorious individuals, organizations, or events.”
“Forza has a ZERO tolerance policy for hate speech, violent acts, obscene imagery, and/or cheating,” the developers said. “Anything of this nature will result in a permanent suspension.”
These updated enforcement guidelines come after the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota at the hands of police. Numerous game developers have spoken out in support of Black Lives Matter and made sizeable donations to charities that support Black people.