In September, the Quebec Government signed a deal with the Entertainment Software Association of Canada that will require all video games sold in Quebec to be offered in French as of April, 2009, so long as such a version exists elsewhere in the world. This agreement will be fully enforced within the next 18 months in order to allow developers to adjust their operations to introduce French versions of games to the Quebec market. Retailers must sell both versions or face legal sanctions and any packaging and documentation must also be bilingual. These new rules will only apply to games that are originally developed in both languages; therefore video games developed solely in English will be exempt and can be sold in Quebec on an “as is” basis.