MADRID, Oct. 3 (Portaltic/EP) –
Epic Games will introduce the age rating and content in Fortnite on November 14, a measure aimed mainly at parents, so that they can decide on the content their children access.
All public experiences of Fortnite must have a rating by age, whether it is content from the video game or created by third parties, as the developer has reported on its official blog.
For this measure, Epic Games has collaborated with the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC), and all developers must have this qualification starting November 14, otherwise their island will be removed.
Given the the sensitivity of the contents varies depending on the region Where published, IARC provides parents and developers with guidance on the various ratings that exist: ESRB (North America), PEGI (Europe), ACB (Australia), USK (Germany) and ClassInd (Brazil), among others.
Pan European Game Information (PEGI), based in Brussels, Belgium, rates games – including movies, television shows and mobile applications – in most European countries, based on the age appropriateness of a gamenot the level of difficulty.
Thus, parents can check if the games are suitable for their children, with colored labels (green, orange and red) and by age PEGI 3 (for all audiences), PEGI 7, PEGI 12, PEGI 16 and PEGI 18 (adult content).
These labels may be accompanied by others that refer to the content itself: violence, foul language, fear, gambling, sex, illegal drugs, stereotypes that may encourage hatred, and shopping.