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John Riccitiello believes there should be a world universal ratings system


EA boss John Riccitiello believes there should be a world video games rating system that spans all platforms and countries.

Speaking to politicians in Washington D.C. last night, Riccitiello said;
We must adopt a self-regulated, global rating system across every format games are played on.
Riccitiello, who is the head of ESRB board gave his argument for this world ratings system in front of the FCC Commissioner and chairman.
We live in an incredible age. In the past three years the audience for games has grown from roughly 200 million, to over one billion. Virtually everyone on the planet who owns a phone, can play a game. The Supreme Court has given us the same First Amendment rights as authors, musicians and film makers a set of rights which we cherish.

But as we are so often told: with great freedom, comes great responsibility. To live up to that responsibility, we need to do a better job informing the consumer, no matter the channel, the platform or the geography. We must adopt a self-regulated, global rating system across every format games are played on.
John Riccitiello was in Washington D.C. accepting the American Horizon Award.