A lot of gamers in Australia are anxiously waiting Digital Extremes‘ Dark Sector (Xbox 360, PS3) to hit the stands. Unfortunately, the game has been met with some resistance from the Australia Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC). The organization has refused to rate the game based on its extremely violent content. For more on this, check out the full article.
Australia‘s Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) has refused to rate Digital Extremes‘ Dark Sector (Xbox 360, PS3). This means that the game may not hit retail stores in the region unless the developers decide to tone down the violent content of the game.
According to the OFLC, Dark Sector is “violent and sometimes gruesome game with a sinister storyline and ominous outcome.” The organization added that “the violence and aggression inflicted upon the protagonist is of a high level, naturalistic and not stylised at all.” To further stress the point, the comany cited one of the common occurrences in the game:
When Hayden cuts off his opponent’s limb with the glaive, large amounts of blood spray forth from the stump and the injured person screams in agony which increases the impact.
The sales & product anager from AFA Interactive (the publisher of the game) Adam Zweck commented on this move saying, “this is (hopefully) not the end of the line for the game however, just a pretty substantial, but temporary, set-back.”
Buy: [Dark Sector for PS3]
Buy: [Dark Sector for Xbox 360]
Via IGN Australia