Hot on the heels of the Australian government’s decision to ban Sega’s Aliens vs. Predator from sale in the territory – and the subsequent statement of protest from developer Rebellion – God of War creator David Jaffe has slammed the country’s ratings structure.
“There's a government board and if they say it's too offensive, in that case there's no fight to fight — it is what it is,” he told IGN at the Game Connect conference in Melbourne.
“There's not much you can do if you're making games aimed at a mature audience. We never like to cut it, but what are you going to do? You're dealing with governments.
”There's absolutely an inconsistency in the consciousness about video games. The reality is people still see a lot of these things as kids' toys. It's utter BS.”
The comments come ahead of the likely quite gruesome God of War III next year.