Last week we told you that Outlast 2 had been effectively banned in Australia. The game has now been successfully classified and given a rating. This means that the game can now get a Australian release.
A new entry for Outlast 2 was published on the Australian Government Classification Board earlier this week. It confirms that the game now has a R18+ rating. The rating comes with warnings of “high impact horror themes, violence, blood, gore and sex” but it doesn’t go into detail about them.
The new ruling comes almost a week after the initial refusal for classification. The Classification Board website states that they were provided a “modified” version of the game. However, the developer has provided a statement on the issue. In an interview with Press Start, Red Barrels stated that “there will only be one version of Outlast 2 available worldwide”.
No reason has been given by the Classification Board for their sudden change of heart for the upcoming horror game. A report from GameSpot states that no changes to the game were made for the re-submission of Outlast 2. So it’s uncertain what the “modified” label from the Classification Board website actually means. Despite this, Red Barrels has provided a statement that says there will only be one version of the game being released worldwide.
Hopefully Red Barrels will release another statement soon about the tweaks made to the game for the Australian board. We will provide you with updates once we learn more about what version of the game will see a global release.
The upcoming horror game is getting a April 26th release date in Australia. However, the rest of the world will be getting the game a day earlier on April 25th next month. There will be versions for Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.