R18+ Classification For Gaming Commences January 2013

In a big win for gaming censorship the <R>18+ classification will come into effect for the medium as of January next year. This is a big win for game developers as there has been much debate over content censorship to ensure release.

As an example the game LEFT 4 DEAD 2’s Australian version was edited to tone down the violence to get it the <MA> 15+ certificate, which is currently the highest censorship given in gaming. With an R it will mean that there is a greater chance that content will be released without mandatory editing (within the same guidelines that allow it to be censored).