We Happy Few approved to be published in Australia

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We Happy Few approved to be published in Australia

"After considering our appeal to get We Happy Few reviewed for classification, the Australian Classification Review Board has chose to allow the release of We Happy Few in Australia", Compulsion wrote in on its website. It'll be available for purchase in Australia after all. The main sticking point was that players had to take a fictional in-game drug called "Joy" in order to progress with the story. "In this context, our game's overarching social commentary is no different than Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, or Terry Gilliam's Brazil".

Back in May, Australia's Classification Board announced that the BioShock-inspired adventure game We Happy Few was refused classification in the country. With Kickstarter involved in the game's funding, that would've been a whole mess. This decision does not require Compulsion Games to modify any of the content, but will warn consumers of its "Fantasy violence and interactive drug use", according to the final report.

We Happy Few launches August 10 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

More details will be published on the Classification Review Board decisions page once it's been properly prepared. However, those in Australia were almost denied access to the game after it was denied classification last month for its depiction of drug use. Better yet, Compulsion Games didn't have to make any changes to We Happy Few to get its classification, meaning Australian fans will be able to play through the same version of the game as everybody else. "We Happy Few is classified R18+ (restricted)".

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