The Viennese Provincial Government has decreed to adopt the PEGI age rating system in order to more efficiently restrict young peoples access to adult themed video games in Austria.
The Viennese Youth Protection Act will need to be amended in order for the system to be built into the law, reported
. The Government will make the final resolution in January.
From the perspective of the industry, this is a first important step towards actively supporting the issues of youth protection and media competence," said Niki Laber, president of VUS – the Austrian Entertainment Software Association. The cooperation with the political representatives of all factions was very fruitful and raises hopes of future good cooperation between politics and the industry.”