Hey guys do you know how the games are rated, In the US, games are rated using ESRB and in Europe, they’re rated using PEGI. This difference resulted in Microsoft inadvertently banning the likes of Skyrim, Call of Duty: MW3, and other M-Rated games from its Windows Store due to its policy prohibiting PEGI 18 games. Microsoft has made it cleared that its store will feature only “Mature” rated game.
If you rewind your memory then some time back it was reported that on October 11 Microsoft’s was about to put a ban on ESRB “Mature” games in the Windows 8 App Store, which has been a recent source of controversy among gamers. Microsoft’s stated goal was a ban on Adult-Only games. The policy, however, prohibited PEGI 18 games.
Microsoft has clarified that it will sell ESRB Mature games in the Windows Store only, and apart from that it will be updating its policy relatively soon to reflect this. The reworked policy will allow Rated-M games to be sold in the Windows Store even if it falls under the PEGI 18 rating in Europe. The change will not go into effect until sometime in December.