Game rating transfer to a private entity began.
Korea Association of Game Industry(KAOGI) held a board with 9 firms and established a Private Rating Organization Bureau(PROB) on the 18th of January.
The PROB is founded to prepare the transfer of the game rating from the Game Rating Board(GRB) to the private organization. The bureau will play a role of an arrangement committee whereby they plan specific systems and prepare the private rating in order to start off the organization after July.
KwangSik Choi the Minister for Culture said on the same day, “We will transfer the rights of rating games and hosting G-star from the GRB to the private. We hope the industry prepare flawlessly as autonomy accompanies responsibility.”
KwanHo Choi the chairman of the KAOGI said “We will set strict standards to keep the purpose of legislation. The autonomous rating requires even stricter deliberation as we have wanted transparency, predictability, and convenience in a procedure.”
The private rating organization designated by the Minister will be in charge of PC online games rated Everyone, Teen, and Mature. Moreover, it is restricted from having more than a third of interested parties complying to the Game Law.