PEGI to adjust age ratings for virtual reality games

Ratings body PEGI admits it may need to reevaluate its ratings system when VR arrives next year.

The firm says it will take a closer look at how it assesses fear and horror in terms of suitability for young audiences.

It follows comments from Sony’s Worldwide Studio boss Shuhei Yoshida, who told Digital Spy at Paris Games Week that a new ratings system might be needed for games that could cause ‘trauma’.

Note that he’s talking about frightening games here, not issues such as motion sickness – which doesn’t fall under
PEGI’s jurisdiction.

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Dlacy13g1122d ago

Interesting... I hadn't really thought about it in that light but yes horror in particular could be really that much more scary and not suitable for kids in VR. But then again...I think most horror games already aren't suitable for kids under the age of 16 so how would this really change?