When will UK get PEGI symbols? No one knows yet

Wednesday, 17th June 2009 11:43 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The question on everyone’s lips. When will the new UK PEGI symbols turn up on British games? Try to calm yourself down: it hasn’t been decided yet.

The Video Standards Council just told GI it hasn’t even started talking to government yet as to when we’ll see the guidelines appear at retail.

“We are going to start discussions as soon as possible with the government. It’s a partnership approach, we’re not waiting for them to act, but we do have a lot to discuss,” said VSC boss Peter Darby.

“We’re waiting for government legislation and we want to implement these changes as soon as possible to go forward with a final plan.”

We’ve been told this morning that some developers are already adding the symbols to packs for year-end release, while at least one platform holder is completely in the dark as to when we’ll see the new symbols in stores.



  1. trav

    Well the new logos are being rolled out to the rest of Europe and we’ve been told to start using them and that by September they should be the only ones used.

    The confusion seems to be that no one knows what the hell is happening in the UK between the announcement yesterday and when it actually comes into effect.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    I think you’ll find that always happens with any government announcement. :-D

    #2 6 years ago
  3. deftangel

    It could go either way, the issues could get quite thorny to sort out with the legislation or the Govt. could get it sorted quickly after the summer recess. Depends on what else is going on to be honest.

    The new PEGI symbols shouldn’t get held up in themselves, the issue is more when can they disregard BBFC ratings and that’s only in the UK, not when they can use the coloured symbols for existing PEGI rating games in the UK or all of them in Europe.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. JesteR

    New Logos? Did i miss something?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Michael O'Connor

    #5 6 years ago
  6. kinny999

    Caution may contain spiders

    #6 6 years ago

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