No +16 Games on Windows 8 App Store
Before getting into the actual news, for those who do not know, Windows 8 will feature an “app store” much like Google Chrome has in its browser. The Windows 8 app store will have a large variety of products in it, including PC video games that can be purchased through the store and downloaded directly to your Windows 8 PC.
The shocking thing here though, is that the Windows 8 App Store will not allow any products on it that are rated for over 16. This basically means that anything short of Hello Kitty: Island Adventure and the Sims will not be allowed for sale on the store. Games like Skyrim, Call of Duty, Dishonored, Assassin’s Creed and even Mass Effect will not be allowed on the Win 8 store! The games listed above are just a small taste of the many highly popular titles and franchises that are rated for over 16.
Now, whether or not this means developers will create special censored Windows 8 app store editions will have to remain to be seen. If you are curious though about the full list of requirements and strict guidelines for applications to be allowed on the Win 8 store, take a look here.
There is also still always a chance for these rules to be changed as it does state there:
“We review every app before we list it in the Store. If our certification requirements change, we’ll identify the updates to ease your consideration. If you have feedback on the policies, please let us know by commenting in our forum. We will consider every comment.”
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