Statement on PEGI Notice to inform about presence of paid random items

14/04/2020

Europe’s video games industry is pleased to announce that it will include a new PEGI feature notice on video games that include in-game purchases to inform consumers if those purchases include paid random items (such as loot boxes or card packs).

“Whilst only a small percentage (20%) of games rated by PEGI include in-game purchases, it is important that we, as an industry, insure complete transparency to allow consumers, players and parents to make informed choices prior to purchase and give informed guidance to their video playing children."

Simon Little, CEO of Video Games Europe

For more information on this new feature, please read PEGI's statement

For more information on guidance to parents, please visit Video Games Europe’s 5 tips to parents to encourage  good game playing behaviour: 5 tips to parents

Contact:

Heidi Lambert, Video Games Europe Press
Tel: +44 1245 476 265

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