We Happy Few is no longer criminialized in Australia

Australia’s notoriously despotic sequence house has reassessed Compulsion Games’ pretension We Happy Few and given it an R18+ rating. This comes after primarily handing it a rating of RC – refused sequence – in May this year, due to a approach a diversion decorated and incentivized drug use.

“A three-member row of a Classification Review Board has unanimously dynamic that a mechanism diversion We Happy Few is personal R18+ (Restricted) with a consumer recommendation ‘Fantasy assault and interactive drug use’,” reads a matter on a Classification Review Board site.

In a game, players take a drug ‘Joy’ to mix in with a rest of society, and shun a horrors. It’s also a approach we stop yourself from removing killed, so regulating Joy is constituent to your success.

“The National Classification Code and Classification Guidelines requires a diagnosis of drug use to not surpass high during a R18+ level,” continues a Board’s post. “In a Classification Review Board’s opinion We Happy Few warrants an R18+ sequence since a interactive drug use is high in impact. The altogether impact of a classifiable elements in a mechanism diversion was no larger than high.”

“We are intensely gratified with a preference of a house and vehement that a Australian fans and new players will be means to knowledge We Happy Few but modification,” pronounced Compulsion on a site. “We wish to appreciate everybody who got concerned in a discussion, contacted a house and sent us large messages of support. Your impasse done a outrageous difference.” 

Good news! The Gearbox-backed diversion will be accessible to buy worldwide on Aug 10. It’s been a prolonged time entrance – we wrote about We Happy Few behind in 2015, and suggested some juicy nuggets in a demo expelled in 2016.

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