Australiaâ€™s new R18+ ratings category for video games is now in effect.
Though no games have yet been rated in the category, theyâ€™re coming. And when they do itâ€™ll mark the culmination of years of work to combat the censorship of violent titles for adults.
â€œWeâ€™ve actually achieved a good balance where in effect MA15+ has become more restrictive and games that previously would have been in MA15+ are now going to be sitting in R18+,â€ South Australian attorney general John Rau of the legistlative changes told ABC News.
â€œItâ€™s a win for the gamers who wanted to have the opportunity as adults to purchase these games, but itâ€™s also a win for parents because they can be more confident that games that are age-inappropriate will not be available to people under 18.
â€œThe regime still contemplates that some games will be so unsatisfactory that they will be refused classification altogether. Now, that will continue.â€
Source - X360A