ESRB offers cut price ratings for Minis

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 07:54 GMT

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Remember all the hoohah about the cost of ESRB ratings contributing to the consumer charge for PSP Minis? It’s bollocks, according to the ratings body.

“The ESRB has a reduced fee of $800 for games that have development costs under $250,000,” said ESRB spokesman Eliot Mizrachi, speaking to Kotaku.

Obviously this “would likely apply to virtually all PSP Minis,” he added.

This doesn’t quite tally with comments last week from Fieldrunners developer Sergei Gourski, who said that, “The costs of ratings such us ESRB is significantly more then we had realized”.

Maybe Fieldrunners cost more than $250,000 to make, or something. God knows. Hit the links.

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