We’ve previously covered the growing movement by games companies and publishers to reschedule or temporarily halt gaming events and livestreams, including the halting of the weekly devstream by Warframe developer Digital Extremes.
The studio has recently taken it a couple of steps further, announcing yesterday on Twitter that it will be making a $25,000 donation to Black Lives Matter. The same tweet also promises that it will be making updates to player systems to better protect against racist and hateful speech, including the introduction of “zero-tolerance chat policies.” These updates will be the team’s focus during the week, along with apparent issues within the Partner Program according to one of the dev replies in the forums.
We have made a $25,000 donation to @Blklivesmatter in support of our previous statement.
We are also in the process of updating our player systems to better protect against hate speech and racism, including zero-tolerance chat policies. https://t.co/Uv7WDBssdw
— WARFRAME (@PlayWarframe) June 4, 2020