16 July 2010

UK - New games age-ratings delayed

The newly-revamped PEGI age-ratings system for videogames in the UK has been delayed and will not come into force until April 2011. The Video Standards Council has said that no game carrying a PEGI 18 logo should be on shelves in game stores until April 1 2011. After that point in time, PEGI's age-ratings system will be legally enforceable, with heavy fines for retailers that flaunt the law by selling adult games to minors. The delay is down to the fact that the recently-passed Digital Economy Act has not yet been 'made effective' according to the VSC.