Popular video game streaming service Twitch has announced today that it is taking measures to ban games that are rated as Adult Only. This shouldn’t affect the vast majority of games on Nintendo platforms, but it’s an interesting move by the streaming company. Games that will be banned include Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Manhunt 2 and any other title that has received an AO rating by the ESRB. Twitch also confirmed that the bans will only apply to AO games in the United States.
“Previously, we made game-specific decisions about which games would and would not be available for broadcast – sometimes due to overtly sexual content, sometimes due to Gratuitous Violence.”
“If the game is AO in the US, then it is not allowed. If the game is not AO in the US, but has a different rating abroad, like The Witcher 3, it is permitted.”