E3 2018 brought an August release date for We Happy Few, the upcoming title from Compulsion Games. However, the future of the game in Australia has remained up in the air since May, when the Australian Classification Review Board rejected the title for its incentivization of drug use. Upon the rejection, Compulsion Games immediately assured fans it was looking into ways it can release in Australia.
Today, Compulsion Games announced that its appeal to the Australian Classification Review Board was successful and the game will release unmodified under the R18+ rating.
In a blog post addressing the matter, Compulsion celebrated its successful appeal.
“We went to a great deal of effort to get this decision overturned. We Happy Few will be rated R18+ in Australia.
We are extremely pleased with the decision of the board and excited that our Australian fans and new players will be able to experience We Happy Few without modification.
We want to thank everybody who got involved in the discussion, contacted the board and sent us countless messages of support. Your involvement made a huge difference.”
We Happy Few launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on August 10.