YouTube has always been strict about controlling violent content, but recently it has made it easier to cross the court by loosening the focus on videos of games that contain violent content. Today (December 3),media reported that YouTube has updated its platform policy on plot or simulated violent content in video games. Videos containing violent scenes of gaming will be less age-restricted (age-restricted videos require age verification), but may still be subject to age restrictions if images like Mortal Kombat are too bloody and violent.
YouTube officials say that while restrictions on violent content in games are reduced, the platform maintains high standards to protect viewers from violence. The new rules, which come into effect on December 2, 2019, will treat violent content depicted or simulated in video games on an equal footing with other types of feature content.
It also means that UP owners who make video game videos will have more opportunities to go through trials than by age if they contain “dramatic or simulated violent content.”