Riot Games now listens to in-game conversations
Riot Games recently published an article in which he announced the establishment of a automated system for investigating alerts of players who make inappropriate and abusive comments in the voice chat of Valorant.
This is a problem that all games that have a chatroom encounter on a daily basis. Many players use this means of communication, whether written or verbal, to insult others, make threats, or make sexist, racist or homophobic comments. Valorant is no exception to this rule and the game's publisher decided it was time to toughen the fight against such behaviour disruptive and abusive.
As part of our current game systems that combat disruptive behaviour, voice assessment would provide clear evidence that could verify any breach of behavioural policies before we could take action. It would also help us explain to players why a particular action resulted in a penalty.Riot Games
The system will be deployed first in North Americafrom the 13 July. This first test will allow enough data to be collected for the system to be operational. Once this is done, a beta will be set upThe date is not yet known.
With this new method, Riot Games hopes to create a healthier and safer play environment for all players. However, this seems to pose a real problem in terms of privacy, and many players are already concerned about how these conversations might be used.
I don't really have a problem with that as long as it is only looked at if there are multiple reports. I don't want to be constantly monitored if there is nothing suspicious.Pathological_Liar- - Reddit
Others seem quite pleased that this issue is finally being taken seriously and addressed. However, we will have to wait until the system is deployed to see how it will be perceived by the gaming community.