Wednesday, August 5

Crytek to leave Germany if action games are banned

The German legislators are considering a ban on action games, sighting the high level of violence found in them. If this ever happens, Crytek will be forced to leave the country. Here’s Crytek’s Cevat Yerli:

“A ban on action games in Germany is concerning us because it is essentially like banning the German artists that create them." “If the German creative community can’t effectively participate in one of the most important cultural mediums of our future, we will be forced to relocate to other countries.

“The current political discussion will deprive German talent of its place on the global game development stage, and deprive German consumers of entertainment that is considered safe and fun around the world.”

The legislation at hand is very serious to say the least, and could have a damaging effect on Developers and gamers alike. Not only would retailers be prohibited to sell such titles, but they would no longer be allowed to develop or manufacture games in the Country. What’s your take, do you think the legislation is appropriate, or is it going too far?

08/05/09 Ernice Gilbert

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