The Callisto Protocol Banned By CERO Due To New, Stricter Standards For Violence In Japan
KRAFTON’s The Callisto Protocol is banned by CERO in Japan due to new, stricter standards for violence in the country.
During a recent interview with CERO, it was revealed that The Callisto Protocol is banned in Japan due to new, stricter standards for violence in the country. In response to a question regarding users facing problems such as “I can’t play the game in Japan” or “I can’t play the game as originally intended, so it doesn’t make sense”, CERO responded by stating that it is not in a position to comment on how the game company that requested the CERO Secretariat review will respond based on the review results (rating) of this organization.
According to CERO, the age-based rating system is a voluntary industry regulation, and over 1800 reviews were conducted last year, with over 25 million users playing them. The organization is committed to continue listening to the various opinions of users, the industry, and the general public as it operates.
CERO states that, as the technology of home video game consoles advances and the age range of game users expands, the expression and content of game software diversify, and there is a demand for consideration of the impact these things have on young people. By implementing age-specific ratings for game software, the organization provides users and the general public with the information necessary for selecting game software, and aims to promote the healthy development of young people and the appropriate maintenance of ethical standards in society.
In response to a question regarding the judging criteria and measures to communicate more closely with gamers, CERO responded by stating that even in the case of the same scene and the same depiction in a game, each person will take things differently. The organization assures that it will continue to sincerely listen to the voices of the public, including gamers and their guardians, and contribute to the sound development of youth and the appropriate maintenance of social ethical standards.