dark        
spacer

State of Decay refused classification in Australia

0

Drugs are bad

The Australian Classification Board has refused to classify open-world zombie survival title State of Decay which means, regrettably, the Xbox Live Arcade game cannot be sold in the region in its current form.

"We've run afoul of certain prohibitions regarding the depiction of drug use," writes executive producer Jeff Strain. "We're working with Microsoft to come up with options, including changing names of certain medications in the game to comply with ratings requirements. Whatever our path forward, it's going to take a bit.

"I know this is frustrating -- believe me, we're frustrated too -- but each country has the right to set its own rules about content, and it's our responsibility to comply with them. Rest assured we'll do everything we can to find a way to get the game into your hands. Stay tuned."

For its part, publisher Microsoft said in a statement to Kotaku that it's "currently evaluating the options with regards to the title's classification." How unfortunate. I had figured the Saints Row IV classification refusal was going to be the big one for the foreseeable future, but apparently not. I don't like where this is going and can only imagine how you Australian gamers feel.

Microsoft Confirms That State Of Decay Has Been Refused Classification [Kotaku Australia -- Thanks, Timothy]


You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Jordan Devore
Jordan DevoreCo-EIC   gamer profile

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more + disclosures


 



Also on destructoid: State of Decay   (18)   From our database:

  • State of Decay coming to Xbox One in 1080p - Steven Hansen
  • State of Decay: Lifeline out on Xbox 360 this Friday - Jordan Devore
  • State of Decay's next DLC for PC and Xbox 360 is Lifeline - Jordan Devore
  • Undead Labs signs multi-title agreement with Microsoft - Jordan Devore
  • Two weeks until State of Decay's Breakdown DLC drops - Jordan Devore
  • PC Port Report: State of Decay - Jordan Devore
  • State of Decay to see full Steam release on Tuesday - Jordan Devore
  • State of Decay hits one million in sales - Chris Carter
  • State of Decay PC hits Steam Early Access tomorrow - Jordan Devore
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #PC #sandbox #Shooters #Steam #Steam Early Access #Zombie

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •