Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios has issued new enforcement guidelines banning the Confederate Flag and “notorious iconography” for Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon games.
Some Forza players customize their vehicles with the Confederate flag to make it look like General Lee, the 1969 Dodge Charger from the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. However, with the new rules released by Turn 10 studios, it looks like the days of the car in Forza games are over.
Also, after George Floyd’s murder after a racist attack in the past few weeks, Forza’D, like many video games, made a statement and raised awareness against iconography.
In Turn 10 Studios’ new Forza app guides, other symbols classified as notorious iconography include the swastika, SS-runes, Wolfsangel, Black Sun, Arrow Cross, Iron Cross, and Rising Sun.
Players using these symbols will be banned from the game, but it is not yet known whether this ban is permanent.
The last game in the series is Forza Horizon 4, which was released in 2018 for Xbox One and PC. Forza Motorsport 8 is expected to be released alongside the Xbox Series X.
Electronic Arts has recently taken similar measures, especially as racism is rampant over customizable team names and player names.