Weird DayZ Australia Ban Now Officially Lifted
DayZ being a zombie-inclusive survival shooter, the Bohemia Interactive title clearly wasn’t meant for anyone but an older gaming audience. However, the Australia classification board recently deemed the game much too mature for even the most adult of Australian adults. This decision seemed largely based on content buried in the game’s files–specifically a marijuana-themed item that had yet to officially be officially implemented into the game.
Though banning a game for unavailable content seems like pretty weird logic, it appears that Bohemia has nonetheless addressed these gripes in a new wide-reaching update designed to meet Australia’s drug-free desires and remove said references to marijuana. Going live in the last few days, the Australia classification board looks to have taken notice of these changes, awarding DayZ with an MA15+ on the origination’s official website.
As of now, it’s currently unknown what changes were made (other than the weed references) to appease Australia’s restrictions, though Bohemia has previously affirmed their intent to keep the larger community’s idea of the game intact. “We are editing the global version of DayZ so it will fit into the Board’s requirements,” Bohemia explained. “The key objective is to keep the gameplay as authentic as it was, so players are not affected by this change.”
DayZ is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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