Microsoft Relaxes Guidelines to Allow Mature and PEGI 18 Games on Windows StoreCategory: Operating Systems
Posted: October 26, 2012 08:09AM
It was previously reported that games with Mature and PEGI 18 ratings would be excluded from the Windows 8 EU storefront, but now it appears that the policy has been adjusted by Microsoft to the extent that titles such as Dishonored, Sleeping Dogs and Skyrim will now be available after all. It's not going to happen soon enough though, as Windows Corporate VP of Web Services Antoine Leblond indicated that the change would not take effect until December. That means some of the more violent games such as Far Cry 3, Hitman: Absolution and Assassin’s Creed 3 may not be available on the Windows Store in time for the release dates. Fortunately, it's reassuring to know that outside sources like Steam and Origin can be easily used to grab any restricted game from the new OS' store.