Windows 8 is on the verge of launch and things don’t seem fine with the OS. Looks like many game developers are unhappy with the OS’s games app rules and regulation. The OS is not accepting any games with mature content and violence.
According to Eurogamer, the Windows 8 Store will not allow games that are rated higher than PEGI 16.
“Your app must not contain adult content, and metadata must be appropriate for everyone. Apps with a rating over PEGI 16, ESRB Mature, or that contain content that would warrant such a rating, are not allowed,” the Windows Store app rules say. “Windows Store apps are appropriate for a global audience.”
The game which may not come to the windows 8 store are Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, and Dishonored – some of the biggest and most highly acclaimed games in recent times. Though they can be played on the OS.
This move of Microsoft clearly indicates that it is trying to ape Apple’s Mac own regulated App Store. This has brought angst from big names in the games development industry such as John Carmack, Markus Persson and Gabe Newell.