Rebellion: we won't censor AvP for Australia

Rebellion: we won't censor AvP for Australia

By Ben Parfitt

December 4th 2009 at 12:27PM

Studio will not pander to 'territories where adults are not able to make their own entertainment choices'

UK developer Rebellion has emphatically stated that it will not be producing an edited version of its upcoming Aliens vs Predator to appease classification boards who ban the game.

The news comes shortly after it was confirmed that the Australian Classification Board has banned the title in the region, citing its extreme violence as the cause.

“Rebellion is disappointed that its upcoming title Aliens vs. Predator has been banned in Australia,” the studio’s CEO Jason Kingsley stated. “However, as we understand the law in that country the authorities had no choice as we agree strongly that our game is not suitable for game players who are not adults.

“The content of AvP is based on some of the most innovative and iconic horror movies, and as such we wanted to create a title that was true to the source material. It is for adults, and it is bloody and frightening, that was our intent.

“We will not be releasing a sanitized or cut down version for territories where adults are not considered by their governments to be able to make their own entertainment choices.”

The game is due out in February next year.