Microsoft u-turns on a 18-rated games ban for the Windows 8 store
Microsoft has announced that they will be changing their policy to allow 18-rated games to be sold on the Windows 8 store.
They had previously announced a ban on all 18-rated games from featuring on the app store for their new OS but they seem to have relented.
This is possibly because it cuts out a large volume of top-selling titles like Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3 and the entire Assassin's Creed series.
Microsoft's Antoine Leblond pointed out that the change would not take effect until December but he added, "This is to give developers a heads up that that's where we're going, so they can have the peace of mind around developing the kinds of games that will have those ratings."
Windows 8 launches today alongside the new SmartGlass functionality for the Xbox 360 and their new tablet PC, the Surface.
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