Switzerland’s government has pushed through legislation that may eventually see a ban put on the sale of violent videogames.
Late last year, the government passed legislation making the PEGI ratings mandatory, with a second amendment that threatened to ban the production and sale of mature games outright.
The two motions passed will likely make it illegal to sell or make a game with a PEGI rating of 16+ and 18+. According to reports by GamesMarket.de, the motion itself carries no legal implications but those are to be hashed by the government out following its successful passing.
The motion allows for a ban on the “manufacture, touting, importation, sale and distribution of game program... in which cruel acts of violence against humans and human-like creatures” occurs.