Published: Сб, Июля 07, 2018
Technology | By Christopher Mann

We Happy Few’s Australian Rating Ban Has Been Overturned

We Happy Few’s Australian Rating Ban Has Been Overturned

So yeah, turns out the initial ban was all about the title's use of Joy - a government prescribed drug used to control the in-game population.

Developer Compulsion Games fought back against the allegations, stating that "the whole point of the game is to reject this programming and fight back" against the mandated drugs, reminiscent of "Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, or Terry Gilliam's Brazil" thanks to its "overarching social commentary".

"We went to a great deal of effort to get this decision overturned", states the developer. If We Happy Few hadn't been classified, Compulsion would've offered refunds.

We Happy Few is scheduled to come out on August 10th for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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Previously, by denying a classification for the game, it was just as good as banned for sale in the country, as all games must carry a certification if they're going to be up for sale.

The best part of this new update is that the game content was not modified, which means Australian players can enjoy it without anything missing.

Great news, all around! More specifically, the way drug use in the game is tied to "incentives and rewards".

Regardless, We Happy Few fans in Australia will likely be pleased that the game's ban has been reversed and it will release in their region uncensored. Does We Happy Few releasing in Australia fill you with, ahem, Joy? "We want to thank everybody who got involved in the discussion, contacted the board and sent us countless messages of support". Basically, many people in the We Happy Few universe abuse a drug called Joy that makes them happy without ever having to experience any kind of bad feeling or memory. PC Players can add the game to their Steam wishlist.

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