Microsoft's restrictions on mature content in the Windows Store have now been lifted, meaning Europeans can access PEGI 18-rated games including Grand Theft Auto IV and The Witcher 2
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Microsoft has changed its stance on "mature" content in the Windows Store, as it will allow games rated PEGI 18 onto the Store before the end of the year so content is on par across Europe and the USA
The two main game trade groups in the UK have expressed their displeasure over Microsoft's decision to ban PEGI 18 rated games from the Windows Store feature in Windows 8.
Windows 8's app certification requirements will prohibit any apps that contain "adult content", and while this includes any rated PEGI 18 games, their ESRB Mature counterparts are apparently fine