Following being classified in Australia it seems that Red Barrels’ problems for Outlast 2 in Australia are going to end. This time the physical release of the game for Xbox One has been delayed.
As reported by Press Start, the physical version of Outlast 2 for Xbox One will now launch on May 5, 2017, however, it is unclear if the digital version of the game for Xbox One will launch on April 25 or not in Australia.
While the game has been classified by the Australain Classification Board but initially Outlast 2 was banned from release in Australia.
However, following criticism from one Australian senator Outlast 2 was classified by the Classification board.
Australian Liberal Democratic Party Senator David Leyonhjelm criticized the Australian Classification Board saying that all of this “operates on the false assumption”.
He also criticized the government for such strict rules and said that the board should leave “video gamers alone”.
Also, Red barrels Studiom, the developer behind the game also explained the reason behind the game’s initial ban. According to the studio, 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.
According to the studio, in the second submission, the same game code was submitted but with a video reflecting the final content.
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.