Bethesda losing potentially millions of dollars (I don't know how well things sell in Australia), or being forced to spend extra money sending out two SKUs (I don't really know the costs here, so I cant give a figure.), isn't pressure?
There are PLENTY of games that go through minor patches to suit different country's own legal conditions. GTA IV was modified slightly in Australia and that modified version was sold here. In Germany, games cannot have representations of Swastikas ... how do you thing that affects all the WWII games sold ever there. If Bethesda followed the lead of other game companies, they would not need to "censor" the "rest of the world".
As it happens, all that is happening is changing Morphine to a fake drugs name. Why is that so much of an issue?
that make the US Govt look like a gang of hookers and porn stars
I thought they were.
As I stated before, the thing that's holding up an R18+ rating is one man. Once we get that rating, everything will be all hunky-dory.
The difference is that unlike the US, Australian retailers will still sell a game if we do get a rating of R18+. In the US if a game is rated AO, all hell breaks loose and NOBODY sells it. Explain that one to me? If you want to talk about prudes, you need to closely look at the CEO's of major retail chains in the US.This comment was edited on Sep 9, 22:23.