The European Commision is taking further steps towards a single digital market for Europe. It’s been in the offing for some time now, but the EC wants to put a system in place as soon as late 2016. Known as the Digital Single Market, the proposed system from the European Commission would ensure the prices of digital games across Europe are all unified.
At the moment, for example, a game on Steam could be €60 in Germany and only £35 (€50) in the UK. The EC wants a blanket price across the whole of the EU, ensuring everyone gets the same deal. This covers all digital storefronts, so it will affect everything from GOG and Steam, right across to the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live. [More]