You can't swear with an Xbox One
Microsoft are going a bit Mary Whitehouse. They've said that people with an Xbox One console will be banned from Xbox Live if they're found to be using "excessive profanity" while playing games and uploading videos of gameplay using the share function.
Gamers have already noted some heavy handed action, with some having their access to Skype restricted on their next-gen console. One user said: "I get the message 'Choose something else to play' simply because I assume MS was not happy about a video I uploaded."
Microsoft confirmed their stance at TechCrunch, saying that anything uploaded through the Xbox One’s Upload Studio is monitored and that "excessive swearing" is, in their mind, a breach of terms of service.
They said: "To be clear, the Xbox Live Policy & Enforcement team does not monitor direct peer-to-peer communications like Skype chats and calls. Also, 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."
Whether Microsoft are using an automated service to listen in or not remains to be seen. In addition to that, it seems peculiar that a gamer can't speak freely, especially if you consider some of the fruity language in games like Grand Theft Auto. You can bet that Sony are looking at this and rubbing their hands together as Microsoft have another awkward PR campaign to fix.