Developers can now submit eShop games classified through IARC
For years now us Aussies and our European friends have missed out on a multitude of indie titles released digitally on the eShop and even as far back as the DSi Shop. Things are about to change.
For months there’s been talk of the International Age Rating Coalition System (IARC) hitting the eShop, this system allows developers to cheaply, self classify their games for release in storefronts that support them. This cuts down on the several hundreds dollars that it can be to classify in multiple European countries and of course through the Australian Classification Board.
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Now things have changed, indie developers have told us that they can now submit games to the Australian and European eShop with ratings through the International Age Rating Coalition System.
Developers who have previously not been able to afford to release or were unwilling to take a risk can now release their games to a wider market for essentially nothing compared to before. We’re been told not to expect a rush of games on the eShop in the short term, but eventually and going forward this hopefully means we won’t miss out on many great indie titles across both the Wii U and 3DS.