Xbox One parental controls: Microsoft considering blanket settings for all services

By Dave Cook, Thursday, 23 May 2013 13:07 GMT

Xbox One will feature parental controls, just like its predecessor, by Microsoft’s corporate vice president of interactive entertainment business Ben Kilgore has confirmed that the company is looking at new ways to apply filters to the console’s growing suite of features, without complicating the process.

Speaking with Polygon, Kilgore said, “How do we simplify it a bit. We have a lot of power that’s hard for a lot of people to understand.

“Part of the goal is how do we simplify it and hit on the few things that are really what parents are looking for to keep them in charge. That part of the plan is still evolving, so I don’t have any specific details”.

While Kilgore couldn’t say much, he did confirm that making settings that apply to Microsoft’s family of devices and features is an aspiration for the team, “One of our goals, over time, our aspirational goal is, ‘How do we make sure all Microsoft products share the same family settings?’

“So you know that, once you’ve configured it that you don’t want your son to watch R-rated movies, it doesn’t matter if he’s on a Windows slate, Windows phone or the TV. His account just knows those things. So those are, like, we’re trying to drive a really unified story across all of our products”.

Are you a parent? If so, how have you found Xbox 360’s parental settings so far? Do they need work going on to Xbox One? Let us know below.

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