Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
May 6, 2015
arrowPress Releases
May 6, 2015
PR Newswire
View All






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Windows Store now accepts PEGI 18 rated games
Windows Store now accepts PEGI 18 rated games
December 13, 2012 | By Mike Rose

December 13, 2012 | By Mike Rose
Comments
    2 comments
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing



Newsbrief: Microsoft is slowly but surely revising the rating system for its Windows Store, most recently allowing 'Mature' games to be released on the store. Now the company is welcoming PEGI 18 rated games in Europe too.

Under the original Windows Store policy, games that had earned a PEGI 18 rating in Europe would not be allowed on the proprietary Windows 8 marketplace. That means that major titles such as Skyrim, Max Payne 3, Borderlands 2, and others simply wouldn't be available through the service.

However, after taking a fair amount of flak over the decision, the company is now allowing 'Mature' games and, from today, PEGI 18 games. As a result, Microsoft says games like The Witcher and Grand Theft Auto IV will soon be available to European users as a result.


Related Jobs

Hi-Rez Studios
Hi-Rez Studios — Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
[05.06.15]

Texture Artist
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC — Los Angeles, California, United States
[05.06.15]

Senior Engine/Graphics Programmer
Digital Development Management
Digital Development Management — San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
[05.06.15]

Business Development Manager
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC — Los Angeles, California, United States
[05.06.15]

Senior Tools/Technology Programmer









Loading Comments

loader image