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Someone at Microsoft Found a Nut

October 26, 2012 19:09:48.000

Spotted in Polygon:

Speaking to Gizmodo, Windows Corporate VP of Web Services Antoine Leblond said the guidelines will be changed by December. "It basically ends up disqualifying games that would be ESRB Mature," he said of the original guidelines. In announcing that the guideline changes would be introduced in December, Leblond added: "This is to give developers a heads up that that's where we're going, so they can have the peace of mind around developing the kinds of games that will have those ratings."

I suspect that the original guidelines were put out by someone who doesn't play games, and was looking to prevent certain classes of "mature" apps from landing in the store with the MS stamp of approval. It probably took awhile for the people at MS who play games - and understood the impact - to get the problem explained to the powers that be :)

posted by James Robertson

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