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MS to block mature rated games from Windows 8...

Postby CDMC » 12 Oct 2012, 03:27

Microsoft to block mature rated games from Windows 8 marketplace?

Microsoft has allegedly revealed that it will block mature PEGI 16+ rated games from the Windows 8 marketplace in Europe or ESRB MATURE in the U.S.
The exact quote, in Microsoft's content legislation, is
"Your app must not contain adult content, and metadata must be appropriate for everyone. Apps with a rating over PEGI 16, ESRB MATURE, or that contain content that would warrant such a rating, are not allowed."


Additionally, the legislation says
"Your app must not contain content or functionality that encourages, facilitates, or glamorizes illegal activity. Your app must not contain content that encourages, facilitates or glamorizes excessive or irresponsible use of alcohol or tobacco products, drugs or weapons. Your app must not contain excessive or gratuitous profanity."


If the report is accurate, the move will do nothing but infuriate developers, many of which offer Mature titles that are their most popular.

Source: AfterDawn
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