As GamePolitics reported this morning, a story in British newspaper The Telegraph claims that the U.K. government has already chosen the BBFC over industry favorite PEGI as the nation’s future rating system.
MCVUK is now reporting that ELSPA, which represents U.K. game publishers, has disputed The Telegraph’s story. An ELSPA rep told MCV:
The reports in parts of Fleet Street are, we would suggest, purely speculation. It is scaremongering and should be treated as such. The Government is now entering into a consulation period in which in which we are assured all the issues are being considered.
No decision has been made, and ELSPA will be fully engaged in this process in the months ahead.
GP: We can’t help but note that ELSPA – not the British government – is denying the story about what the British government plans to do.