As reported by Daniel Vuckovic and AusVGClassifications on Twitter, Undead Labs’ game State of Decay has been refused classification in Australia.
There’s nothing official from the ACB, but a post was just made on the Undead Labs forum:
“I have bad news to share: State of Decay has been refused
classification by the Australian Classification Board (ACB). We’ve run
afoul of certain prohibitions regarding the depiction of drug use. We’re
working with Microsoft to come up with options, including changing
names of certain medications in the game to comply with ratings
requirements. Whatever our path forward, it’s going to take a bit.I know this is frustrating — believe me, we’re frustrated too —
but each country has the right set its own rules about content, and it’s
our responsibility to comply with them. Rest assured we’ll do
everything we can to find a way to get the game into your hands. Stay
State of Decay was set to be released on PC and console – just, for now, not here in Australia.