PEGI to become UK law on July 23rd
The pan-European PEGI games ratings will be made legally enforceable in just a matter of weeks.
An update from trade body UKIE today says the ratings will become law on July 23rd.
There has been a number of delays around getting the self-regulation marks to become a legal requirement - abolishing the BBFC's remit over games - for sometime.
It was first recommended that the PEGI labels were made law five years ago.
But the UK Government started to process to legally endorse PEGI when parliament reconvened last month.
UKIE - previously known as ELSPA - and its members have been on a campaign to see the legal process through.
Not only that, they will also kick off a range of promotional efforts to raise awareness about the ratings to the public.
Making PEGI law would mean that retailers could face prosecution or a fine if selling 12, 16 and 18 rated games to those under those ages.