MPs seek a “revised response” to the UK’s “Stop Killing Games” petition

MPs seek a new response to a videogame petition

Earlier this month the UK government responded to a a gaming petition that asked the them to “require videogame publishers to keep games they have sold in a working state”. This petition is part of the “Stop Killing Games” campaign, which wants to prevent videogame publishers from making games unplayable once official support ends.

Recently, Ubisoft closed down their servers for “The Crew” a racing game that contains a lengthy single-player mode. With the closure of the game’s servers, The Crew became unplayable and Ubisoft actively removed the game from the Ubisoft accounts of owners.

While the UK’s government did respond to the petition, the “Petitions Committee”, a group of MPs that oversee the petitions system, have officially requested a “revised response”. The group believes that the Government did not directly respond to the question raised by the petition. Now, the government must deliver a new response to this petition.

The Petitions Committee (the group of MPs who oversee the petitions system) has considered the Government’s response to this petition. They felt the response did not respond directly to the request of the petition. They have therefore asked the Government to provide a revised response.

When the Committee receives a revised response from the Government, we will publish this and share it with you.

So far, over 23,000 people have signed the UK petition to “require videogame publishers to keep games they have sold in a working state”. Should this petition get over 100,000 signatures, it will be considered for a debate in parliament. This petition will run until October 16th 2024, and we urge gamers who are believe in the “Stop Killing Games” cause to sign it.

Mark Campbell

Mark Campbell

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