Post by Eorl @ 10:21am 13/03/14 | 2 Comments
Originally classified by the Australian Classification Board in September of last year as an MA15+ rating, Ubisoft's open-world title has now received a new R18+ rating according to the board (via CVG).
After being given a new May release date, the board's recent reassessment of the title has seen more aggressive content warnings pop up alongside the R18+ rating. Previously, the content warnings pointed to 'Strong Impact' for violence and themes, whereas now the warnings indicate 'Strong Impact' for themes, drug use and sex. In the board's first ruling the game's drug use was flagged as only 'mild impact'.
The Sex content warning has also risen, graduating from its previous 'Moderate' warning to 'Strong', while the game now carries a 'High Impact' for violence. Luckily it seems no content has been cut due to the higher rating or reclassification, unlike our more recent R18+ rated games.
Watch Dogs is now scheduled for release on May 27th for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. A Wii U version will follow at a later date.
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