PEGI to be the sole UK game rating system starting July 30

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 16:04 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

PEGI will become the official, and the sole UK games rating system on July 30, replacing the mix of dual BBFC and PEGI classifications which have been prominent in the region. Under the new system, it will be illegal for a retailer to sell a game with the PEGI rating of 12, 16 or 18 to someone under the specific age with the Video Standards Council rating the games to PEGI’s specifications and enforcing retailers to adhere to the standards. “To prepare for the transition to the new system, we’ve already held PEGI briefing sessions to make sure that the industry is clear about what these changes will mean for them,” said UKIE CEO Jo Twist. “We very much believe that the sole adoption of PEGI will provide clear and consistent direction on age ratings for parents and will be a vital tool in helping them to understand the types of games that their children should be playing.” Thanks, CVG.