Speaking to IGN, the ESRB has quelled fears about a similar situation in the US, despite moving to a work-from-home solution in recent weeks:
“Thanks to a good deal of advance planning, since March 16 ESRB has been operating remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak”, explained an ESRB spokesperson. “We have seen no delay in assigning ratings. We will continue to assign ratings remotely for as long as required.”All console manufacturers, and most digital storefronts, require games to receive an ESRB rating to allow a US release, meaning any stoppage of ratings could see games delayed. Thankfully, it seems that won’t be a problem.
IGN has reached out to PEGI, the ESRB’s European equivalent, and the Australian Classification Board to confirm whether the same measures are being taken in those regions, and delays have been avoided.
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