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Forza Horizon 5 lets players customise an in-game number plate, but several users have been told they can’t input their own name.
They include Osama Dorias, a senior game designer at Warner Bros. Games Montreal, and Nazih Fatres, head of communications and localisation at games publisher The 4 Winds, both of whom were told their names had been flagged as “inappropriate content.”
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“The eternal curse of not being allowed to use my legal name will forever haunt me,” Fares said.
Approached for comment, a Microsoft spokesperson told Eurogamer: “We are aware and are working on a fix to evolve and adjust our content moderation.”
Ahead of Forza Horizon 5’s release this month, developer Playground Games detailed new series customisation options designed to “provide players with a more diverse cast of selectable characters” including the ability to choose prosthetic limbs and select pronouns.
Forza Horizon 5 will also soon be the first major game to include an optional sign language interpreter for cut-scenes.
The fifth entry in the open-world racing series enjoyed the “largest launch day” in the history of Xbox Game Studios, according to Microsoft.