Published: Sat, July 07, 2018
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We Happy Few is Coming to Australia After All

We Happy Few is Coming to Australia After All

We are the happy few now.

The Australian Classification Board's initial issue with We Happy Few had to do with a gameplay element involving the imbibing of a euphoria-inducing drug called Joy. "In this context, our game's overarching social commentary is no different than Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, or Terry Gilliam's Brazil".

We Happy Few developer Compulsion Games also took to its own site to note that the game will be released unmodified in Australia - and that media and community attention played an important role in getting the refusal overturned. With Kickstarter involved in the game's funding, that would've been a whole mess.

In a statement released by Fiona Jolly, convenor of the Classification Review Board, the decision was made clear.

Good news for Australians as it looks as though We Happy Few has been reclassified meaning that it will now officially be heading to Austrailia for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Compulsion Games announced on their official website that their video game was denied by the Australian Classification Review Board in May.

We Happy Few launches August 10 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. We Happy Few certainly doesn't glorify drug use, as using the drug just makes players more like the violent people in the dystopian society they're trapped in. The game still comes with a consumer warning for Fantasy violence and interactive drug use.

What do you think of Compulsion Games & Gearbox Publishing successfully appealing the ban of We Happy Few in Australia?

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