Not only was Saints Row IV refused classification in the land of Oz, but now XBLA game ‘State of Decay’ follows suit, but Undead Labs has confirmed they are working with Microsoft to overcome the issues for another pending rating.
Quoted by Executive Producer – Jeff Stain from Undead Labs:
“Hola Australian State of Decay fans,
I have bad news to share: State of Decay has been refused classification by the Australian Classification Board (ACB). We’ve run afoul of certain prohibitions regarding the depiction of drug use. We’re working with Microsoft to come up with options, including changing names of certain medications in the game to comply with ratings requirements. Whatever our path forward, it’s going to take a bit.
I know this is frustrating — believe me, we’re frustrated too — but each country has the right to set its own rules about content, and it’s our responsibility to comply with them. Rest assured we’ll do everything we can to find a way to get the game into your hands. Stay tuned.
When and if official release dates for an Australian audience is announced, we’ll keep you posted!