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Age verification for free offering games rated for CERO Z in Japan

(Japanese translation follows/後半に日本語訳を書いています)
In Japan we are not allowed to purchase games rated CERO Z (mature) in Japan by the local currency in my account but purchase by credit card because it proves we are enough old to play these mature game.
But there's no way to have payment option to download free offering games like Game with Gold, free trial or Beta and I think this is one of the reasons why we can't get these mature games in Japan.
For example, For Honor open beta on Xbox One is not available in Japan though it is available on PlayStation 4. On PlayStation 4, we pay small amount of money (1 yen, around 1 dollar) by credit card and paid back in our account afterwards.
We want to have more chance to play variety kind of games, so I hope your team will build this kind of verification system. Thank you.

日本では、CERO Zのゲームを購入するにはクレジットカードで決済しなければなりません。これは成人であることを証明するためだと理解しています。しかし、ゴールド無料やベータなどは支払いがないため、これがこうした無料オファーにCERO Zのゲームが日本に来ない一因だと考えています。
For Honorのオープンベータも、日本のXbox Oneには来ませんでした。PS4では、クレカで100円決裁した後、アカウントに返金するという形でFor Honorのベータが実施されています。
もっといろいろなゲームをプレイできるよう、こうした年齢認証の仕組みをXboxにもぜひ実装してください。
(これを読んだ人にはそもそもCEROがと言いたい人もいるかと思いますが、現実的に考えるとこうした仕組みでの対応を要望するしかないと思ってますのでよろしくお願いします)

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  • TRU313DG3NDTRU313DG3ND commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think it has to do with family settings. But if it is allowed "mature" rated games on that. Then i guess that should fix it.

    We just don't know the details about on how you are having problems with purchasing and or playing free/beta content.

  • Bob YAMADABob YAMADA commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi myuumin,
    It is because downloading games free is not purchasing, so credit card system doesn't working.

  • myuuminmyuumin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't think you actually need a verification system. When you make purchases with a creditcard, the creditcard by itself is already linked to your microsoft account. Hence, why that should be sufficient proof that you are 18 years or older. I personally find it weird they won't let you get the free games even though you have a valid creditcard linked to your account...

    In my opinion, if you are old enough to have a creditcard linked to your name they should let you get those free games without any trouble :)

  • Bob YAMADABob YAMADA commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So if you don't vote this suggestion because you don't like credit cards with verification though you want CERO Z games free offerings, please vote and comment what you think. If many people think so, MS would find another way.

    もしもCERO Zゲームの無料提供を望んでいても、クレジットカードでの認証に反対という理由で投票しないという人がいれば、ぜひ投票したうえで何かしらコメントください。たくさんの人がそう考えているのであれば、MSも別の方法で認証の方法を考えてくれるかもしれません。何もコメントしないと今のままおま国が続くか、実現してもクレカ認証になるかもしれません。

  • Bob YAMADABob YAMADA commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've mentioned about credit cards as other platform is now doing, and think it may not the best way to verification. If anything else is better you think, please suggest. MS will also consider about that.

    クレジットカード認証は他の事例として挙げたので、 一番いい方法ではないかもしれません。もしもほかにいい方法があれば提案してみてはいかがでしょう。MSも何か考えてくれるかもしれません。

  • Rhinoceros18Rhinoceros18 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    私はクレジットカードでの年齢認証は反対です。当然ながらクレジットカードを持っていない人もいるからです。もっと公平な手段で年齢を確認する方法があればそちらを支持したいと思います。

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