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Thu, Jul 15, 2010 | 18:29 BST
The Video Standards Council has confirmed the proposed changes to the age ratings system for games in the UK will not be applied until April 1, 2011.
Fri, Jun 19, 2009 | 15:27 BST
PEGI ratings and the new labels are expected to be enforced before Christmas rolls around in the UK.
ELSPA chairman Andy Payne has said that the Video Standards Council will legally be able to start classifying games after the UK Government returns from recess, which runs from July – October 12.
“There’s a whole load of things that will need to happen and they are all geared around the political process,” Payne told GI.biz. “In terms of this actually becoming law, it’s got to get through Parliament and that will happen but that will take time.
“Parliament is going into recess and this won’t even get looked at before then. In terms of making it absolutely law, and that’s the VSC taking over the legislative duties the BBFC has, that won’t happen until the autumn at the earliest, and there’s a whole load of things that have got to happen before that.
“In this political climate I would expect this to be going through due legal process before Christmas and I fully expect the new symbols on boxes for the big major products that are coming out in the fourth quarter.”
The full interview is through the link.
Tue, Jun 16, 2009 | 17:27 BST
The British Video Standards Council has been given powers to ban games in the UK that don’t apply to PEGI guidelines, GI reports.
“The VSC will be an independent body, as is the PEGI system, and while I’m sure there’s some joining up to do, it’s a tough system,” said EA UK MD Keith Ramsdale.
“We’ve gone further than the recommendations and PEGI will impose fines for non-compliance and possible exclusion from the PEGI system for non compliance.
“This isn’t something ELSPA can affect, this will become a legislative statutory system and ELSPA doesn’t get an influence, it’s being handled independently,” he added.
PEGI was named as the sole UK ratings board by the UK government earlier today.