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Microsoft set to make changes to Windows 8's mature content restrictions
Posted: 26.10.2012 09:45 by Nick Akerman Comments: 2
Microsoft is set to loosen some of its restrictions on mature content for Windows 8.

The changes will allow some PEGI 18+ games to be sold on the W8 Store. Antoine Leblond, corporate VP of web services, says the new policy would come into place from December.

"This is to give developers a heads up that that’s where we’re going, so they can have the peace of mind around developing the kinds of games that will have those ratings."

Leblond suggested other digital platforms can do what they want with ratings.

"We want the world of desktop apps to to keep existing. There’s no reason to get in the way of that. Valve can keep being Valve."

Is this a good move by Microsoft?
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By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Oct 26, 2012
JonahFalcon
The problem was that PEGI 18+ allowed some stuff that was AO for ESRB.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Oct 26, 2012
nocutius
So just a technicality then, no biggie.
I apologize to MS for thinking they might be a bit on the weird side.