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Policy enforcement update: real-world vs. scripted or simulated violence in video games 1 Recommended Answer 43 Replies 1391 Upvotes
Last edited 12/2/19
Heads up for all Gaming Creators:
We know there’s a difference between real-world violence and scripted or simulated violence – such as what you see in movies, TV shows, or video games – so we want to make sure we’re enforcing our violent or graphic content policies consistently.
Starting on 12/2, scripted or simulated violent content found in video games will be treated the same as other types of scripted content.
What does this mean for Gaming Creators?
- Future gaming uploads that include scripted or simulated violence may be approved instead of being age-restricted.
- There will be fewer restrictions for violence in gaming, but this policy will still maintain our high bar to protect audiences from real-world violence.
- We may still age-restrict content if violent or gory imagery is the sole focus of the video. For instance, if the video focuses entirely on the most graphically violent part of a video game.
This Community Guidelines policy enforcement update does not change advertiser-friendly guidelines (which are separate guidelines). You can learn more about how advertisers choose where their ads appear with this Creator Academy course.
– Hazel (Team YouTube)
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