'Overwatch' developers are facing a "slow rate" in game updates, as their time is taken up with removing problematic users.



The game's director Jeff Kaplan has bemoaned players of the team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter who have behaved poorly whilst playing the game, stating that a need to take action against 480,000 accounts has resulted in a significantly slowed rate of development on the game itself.

He said: "The bad behaviour not just ruining the experience for one another, but the bad behaviour is actually making the game progress in terms of development at a much slower rate."

Whilst Jeff didn't detail exactly what constitutes as bad behaviour, he did highlight a need to put an end to cyber bullying, which he believes can be worse in video games because of the level of anonymity players have when they create an account for the game.

And Jeff knows there's no 'Overwatch' update that could erase "bad behaviour", but insists that those who exhibit this behaviour will not be allowed to continue playing the game, as he believes it should be an "inclusive space".

Speaking in the newest 'Developer Update' video, Jeff said: "There is not going to be a moment where we have a magic patch in 'Overwatch' that makes bad behaviour go away. But it is a continual process that we are very dedicated to fixing and improving.

"Our highest level philosophy is, 'If you are a bad person doing bad things in 'Overwatch', we don't want you in 'Overwatch'. 'Overwatch' should be an inclusive game space."