Video game industry consultant Vincent Scheurer (left), speaking the Develop conference in Brighton, warned that future game bans were possible in the UK.
As reported by gamesindustry.biz, Scheurer said:
The costs of the Manhunt 2 ban to RockStar were massive – an independent developer would be out of business… Call of Duty and BioShock could be banned under that criteria [that applied to Manhunt 2]… The next game to be banned could be BioShock 2, and then where would we be?
…It makes the business of making games that much harder.
Scheurer also spanked ELSPA boss Paul Jackson for praising the Manhunt 2 ban:
While we fail to fight back we will continue to be blamed for all of societies ills… In my view [European game developers group] Tiga was the only association to step up… Tiga realised, where the other’s didn’t, that this was about more than Manhunt 2.
Gamezine has more on Scheurer’s remarks…
And GameSpot UK has even more…