The two rating boards are operating remotely without significant disruptions.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a major impact on all corners and sectors of the world, including the video games industry. Most recently, we heard about the temporary suspension of Japanese age ratings board CERO until the beginning of May, which will inevitably have an impact on releases of games in the region. However, its European and North American counterparts – PEGI and ESRB respectively – seem to have taken necessary steps well in advance to ensure that they don’t face similar disruptions.
Speaking to IGN, the ESRB said in a statement that due to “a good deal of advanced planning,” they have been working remotely for almost a month now, and as such, haven’t had to delay reviews for age ratings of games in spite of all the disruptions.
“Thanks to a good deal of…