01 Dec

The wireless association CTIA recently announced its plan to begin including the Entertainment Software Ratings Board classifications system as the official ratings of all mobile games and applications starting in 2012. According to a report out of USA Today, iOS and Android releases will begin carrying the same variety of ratings (“E for Everyone” through “M for Mature”) as their console and PC cousins, the exact implementation date of the policy has yet to be revealed.

“In 2005, there was no such thing as an app, and the devices were radically different,” described CTIA VP David Diggs, “It’s an important milestone in our effort to make information available for parents and their kids.”

Arkanas Senator Mark Pryor (D) declared the move “consumer-friendly” stating, “it’s a win-win when industry takes proactive, responsible steps to protect children from inappropriate content.”

(via GamePro)