OFLC causes a global Fallout

Bethesda have announced that changes made to Fallout 3 to appease the Office of Film, Literature and Classification will now be adopted worldwide.

Vice President of Bethesda, Pete Hines, said all versions of Fallout 3 will be identical after censorship by the Australia Office of Films, Literature and Classification forced Bethesda to modify the game to allow its release in Australia.

In an interview with Edge Online, Hines said that an Australian specific version of Fallout 3 was a “misconception”.

“We want to make sure folks understand that the Australian version of Fallout 3 is identical to both the UK and North American versions in every way, on every platform.

An issue was raised concerning references to real world, proscribed drugs in the game, and we subsequently removed those references and replaced them with fictional names. To avoid confusion among people in different territories, we decided to make those substitutions in all versions of the game, in all territories.”

Now the rest of the world gets to feel the ice-cold touch of the OFLC, although it’s probably nothing compared to what Bethesda has to go through: Hines has previously said that dealing with the variety of rules and regulations was frustrating.

Source: Edge Online

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