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Tue, Jun 26, 2012 | 09:28 BST
With PEGI about to take over full-time compulsory game ratings in the UK, Video Standards Council boss Laurie Hall, the man in charge of implementing PEGI in Britain, has said its system will be stricter that the BBFC ratings currently in place.
Wed, Jun 17, 2009 | 11:43 BST
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.
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.