Virtual war crimes won't lead to real world prosecution, the International Committee of the Red Cross clarified today.
While the international humanitarian group has discussed whether the Geneva and Hague conventions should be applied to the fictional recreation of war in video games it isn't doing so to potentially prosecute gamers. Rather, they say, they hope to use games to raise awareness of the rules of real warfare.
Last week Kotaku reported that the International Committee of the Red Cross was hoping to get developers to incorporate Geneva and Hague conventions into video games. Some media outlets later reported that could mean potential prosecution of gamers.