This One is For You Australia
The developers of the post-apocalyptic zombie adventure are making tweaks to their game in order to allow Australians to play it. The Australian Classification Board denied the ability for the game to be sold within the nation last week. So to make sure that the people down under are not missing out, some changes will have to be made to Day Z.
Australia is well known for having very strict and bizarre regulations in comparison to other Western nations. This is not the first time that a game was openly accepted in much of the world, only to be banned or blocked in Australia.
However, instead of making a version just for the Australian market. The developer’s tweaks to make the game acceptable in Australia will be felt worldwide.
Bohemia, the team behind Day Z said. “We don’t want to separate Australian players from the rest of the world since many people play cross-region. We love that DayZ is the place to meet with friends and experience the game without dramatic regional lag.” They continued, “We don’t want to change that.”
What these changes are exactly is not known. It could be due to the violence in the game or a myriad of other issues. Kotaku Australia is speculating that the reason Day Z is banned is that the game features cannabis. Within Day Z, cannabis can be used as a healing item by the player. While this might seem like a light-hearted joke, this stands in direct opposition to Australia’s rules about promoting drug use. If any of those guidelines are breached, then the game cannot hit the Australian market.
So we might not be seeing magic healing weed in Day Z. But at least the Australians will be included too.