Following the news that DayZ
is now Refused
in Australia because of the game's inclusion of marijuana,
has word Bohemia Interactive is removing the drug from all
versions of the game. This is so that DayZ can again be sold down under, and
so that Aussie players can still play jointly with gamers from the rest of the
world. Here's word:
Bohemia Interactive confirmed to Kotaku Australia
late Monday evening that DayZ would be getting modified globally to comply with
the Classification Board's requirements. Bohemia could have opted to exclude
Australians from DayZ's next major release to give themselves time to work out
another solution, but in an email the studio explained that they did not want
Aussie gamers to be separated from the rest of the world.
"We donít want to separate Australian players from the rest of the world, since
many people play cross-region," the studio said. "We love that DayZ is the place
to meet with friends and experience the game without dramatic regional lag. We
donít want to change that."
"At the moment, we are editing the global version of DayZ so it will fit into
the Boardís requirements. The key objective is to keep the gameplay as authentic
as it was, so players are not affected by this change."