The Video Standards Council's new and improved and legally enforceable
video games rating system was formerly set to launch this April
across Europe, but as you could probably tell by our headline (and the strategic use of the word "formerly" earlier in this sentence), it's going to miss that window. UK Minister for Culture Ed Vaizey has confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz
that the new ratings will now be formally approved by July of this year and are expected to roll out after that decision.
"There's been some technical delays to iron out a few kinks," Vaizey explained, "nothing fundamental, nothing serious." An anonymous source clarified the hang-up to GI.biz, claiming, "What goes on the front of the box is fine. It's what goes on the back of the box that's still being discussed." The back
of the box? Who still looks at the back
of the box?