China, a country known for only accepting teen rated games announced to the public that they will begin accepting mature rated games into their company. This isn’t surprising as recently the Chinese Video Game Industry has taken a major hit, Chinese Gamers don’t want to play teen rated games as often their boring and don’t allow for the same thrilling experience that mature rated games allow for.
Chinese Government Officials said the following, “Mature rated games can result in disturbing scenes or horrific violence. We haven’t wanted to legalize mature rated games as we don’t want our youth to be corrupted by this violence. Older gamers have demanded that we begin accepting mature rated games, it’ll be up to parents to ensure that their children don’t play these violent games.”
Essentially the Chinese Government is saying that they don’t want their youth to be polluted by violent video games as they believe it can result in the youth becoming more violent. Studies in North America have shown that video games don’t make children violent but instead it is the environment that they grow in that effects how violent they are.”
It is unclear as to which mature rated games will be released first in China. There have been rumors that Watch Dogs, Grand Theft Auto, God of War and Call of Duty all could be coming to the Chinese Borders. Bringing Call of Duty to China will allow for the series to gain millions of new fans.