We’ve been informed that Outlast 2, the sequel to Outlast by Red Barrels has been refused classification in Australia. The Australian publisher, 18point2 applied for the classification, but it was refused on March 15th (yesterday).
It’s noted that it was refused classification because it breaks the following classification guideline:
“depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified.”
The original game had issues getting classification in Australia too, and had to be modified before it was able to be released.
Outlast 2 was scheduled to release on April 25th. We’ve reached out to the Australian distributor to see what their plan of action is going forward.