In what could be the final step in Outlast 2’s Australian censorship dance, the Australian censors have now decided to give a rating to the game, meaning it can now be released without any cuts.
It was refused classification, effectively banning the game in the country, for a scene which contained implied sexual violence. The Australian Classification Board has now reviewed the game’s content again and is allowing its launch on April 26th with an R18+ rating.
Just earlier this week an Australian senator told censors to "leave games alone."
The studio behind Outlast 2, Red Barrels, has said they’ve not cut anything or made an Australia-only version. "There will be only one version of Outlast 2 available worldwide."
The classification states that the game will have ‘high impact’ with strong themes of violence and sex, also containing strong language, nudity, moderate references to drug use
The classification warns that the game will have ‘High Impact’ with its themes, violence and sex, along with strong language, nudity and moderate references to drug use.