The story from earlier this
was refused classification in Australia noted this only
applied to the physical versions of the survival game. Apparently this has now
quotes Bohemia Interactive explaining that the digital versions of
the game are now no longer allowed to be sold down under either:
aware of the Classification Board's intention to pull DayZ from the online
sales," says Bohemia Interactive. "The game was just removed from the
PlayStation and Xbox stores. The reason behind the rejection to classify the
game is the specifics of drug use in the game."
Where things get weird is that DayZ doesn't have drug use aside from things like
morphine, specifically used here for pain relief. Here's the
extent of the game's
'drugs'. They're not recreational. Unfortunately, cannabis can be found in the
game files, and while it's hasn't yet to be implemented and there's no
indication it will be, it seems to have riled up the board.
Though cannabis has been decriminalised or is available for medical reasons in
several parts of the world, it's still illegal in Australia. Hunting and killing
people for their supplies is also illegal in Australia, though the board seems
less concerned about that.
Bohemia Interactive isn't cutting its losses, however.
"The Australian player base is a big and very important part of our community.
At the moment we are looking for the best solution to keep the game on the
Australian market and pass the classification according to all regulations. We
will do everything in our power to keep the game playable and available for