Outlast 2 Receives Rating R18+ In Australia
Earlier this month, Outlast 2 was refused a rating and almost got banned from the Australian market. But after a resubmission to the Classification Board, the game has finally gotten the rating it needed -- though that rating is R18+. In a press release this morning, Australian publisher 18point2, shared some more info on why its game got that rating and what made it so difficult to get rated at all.
Here is his statement,
The original submission of Outlast 2 sent to the Australian Classification Branch contained the final game code and a video file for reference taken from an Alpha version of the game. This video file should not have been sent along with the game code, as its content was not representative of the final game.
In the second submission, the same game code was submitted, with a video file reflecting the final game content. The game was then approved for release with an R18+ rating. There will be only one version of Outlast 2 available worldwide. These will be the final comments made on this release.
The reason for this rating is because the game contains high impact horror themes, violence, blood, gore, and sex.
Outlast 2, a first-person survival horror, about a couple whom are investigative journalist, searching for answers to the death of a mysterious pregnant women who is a Jane Doe. In the process they are separated in a helicopter crash and you play Blake Langermann who has to travel through a hidden village that believes it's the end of days, to find his wife.
The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows on April 24, 2017.