Now this is very interesting. While British games industry guardian ELSPA has so far disappointingly backed the BBFC's actions pertaining to Manhunt 2, it seems things would have been very different indeed under a previous watch.
Former ELSPA boss Roger Bennet has today struck out against the BBFC's decision, stating that the action was not only hypocritical, but potentially dangerous for the future health of the games industry. His reasons? You may well find them somewhat familiar if you've been reading Destructoid for the last week.
So there you have it. While it's frustrating to think that a previous ELSPA would have been gunning for the BBFC in the same way that myself and Jim have been recently, it is very heartening indeed to know that there are industry figures out there who are not only fully aware of the issues at stake here, but who are willing to speak out about them. As Bennett states, the current treatment of adult-oriented gaming by the powers that be has been woefully out of touch and thoroughly detrimental to the future development of gaming as a mature medium. Hopefully Bennett's statements will incite a more outspoken voice on the side of the games industry over this issue, because we really need one right now.
[Via Next Generation]