Outlast 2 Dev Reveals The Reason Behind The Game’s Initial Ban In Australia
After being denied classification by Australian Classification Board, Outlast 2 has been in the news. However, Outlast 2 has been classified by Australian Classification Board and now Red Barrels Studio has explained the reason behind Outlast 2 not being classified at first.
Red Barrels Studio told IGN, the original submission for Outlast 2 contained the game’s final code and a video file for reference from the alpha version of the game and that video file was the reason the game did not get any classification.
The original submission of Outlast 2 sent to the Australian Classification Branch contained the final game code and a video file for reference taken from an Alpha version of the game. This video file should not have been sent along with the game code, as its content was not representative of the final game.
According to the studio, in the second submission, the same game code was submitted but with a video reflecting the final content.
In the second submission, the same game code was submitted with a video file reflecting the final game content,” Red Barrels said. “The game was then approved for release with an R18+ rating.
Red Barrels Studio has also confirmed that there will be only one version of Outlast 2 available worldwide.
The game was classified following an Australian senator criticizing the board for its strict rules for gaming in Australia.
Australian Liberal Democratic Party Senator David Leyonhjelm criticized the Australian Classification Board saying that all of this “operates on the false assumption”.
Outlast 2 is an upcoming horror survival game in development at Red Barrels Studio and will launch on April 25, 2017, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.