Rockstar has hit out at the British Board of Film Classification for treating violent films more favourably than ‘horror’ games.
In a statement sent out today, the firm said that the changes that the BBFC requested be made to Manhunt 2 before resubmission were ‘unacceptable’.
The full release reads:
"We are continuing to appeal the British Board of Film Classification’s (BBFC) decision to deny the edited version of Manhunt 2 an 18+ certificate and thereby ban its release in the United Kingdom.
"The changes necessary in order to publish the game in Britain are unacceptable to us and represent a setback for video games.
"The BBFC allows adults the freedom to decide for themselves when it comes to horror in movies and we think adults should be similarly allowed to decide for themselves when it comes to horror in video games, such as Manhunt 2."
The BBFC announced this morning that it had rejected a revised version of Manhunt 2 for classification; accusing the publisher of ignoring its recommendations when the game was first banned in June.