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PEGI implementation delayed into July at the earliest

Thursday, 13th January 2011 17:16 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

pegisymbolsMinister for Culture Ed Vaizey has said the UK’s new PEGI games classification system has been delayed yet again, and is now looking at implementation sometime in July at the earliest.

According to Vaizey, the new system is suffering from “technical delays” and that time is needed “to iron out a few kinks”.

“[It's] nothing fundamental, nothing serious,” he told GI.biz. “And we’ll crack on with it as fast as we can.”

The system was rescheduled to April 1, 2011, a year after being passed with the Digital Economy bill.

According to GI.biz: “The latest delay is due to the time it will take to secure European parliament approval”.

A PEGI source also told the site that “what goes on the front of the box is fine” but what goes on the back of the box is “still being discussed”.

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  1. Gheritt White

    MEPs needing to justify their jobs, as per bloody usual.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. NeoSquall

    So they’re trying to put PEGI ratings over BBFC ratings?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    Yeah. It was announced that PEGI would become the main ratings body in the UK two years ago, I think it was.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. NeoSquall

    I see.
    Well it’s about time, since I still don’t understand how can BBFC rate Mass Effect 2 as 15 while PEGI rated it 18.
    Does this mean british guys are more mature than others?
    Or perhaps videogame contents were valued with a film industry set of values, thus meaning that BBFC18 rated films are more violent than Mass Effect 2?

    #4 3 years ago