We Happy Few Has Been Refused Classification In Australia

In a very odd turn, We Happy Few was yesterday refused classification in Australia.

The listing notes that the game was refused classification in accordance with Reason: Games 1(a) which states:

“The computer game is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Computer Games Table, 1. (a) as computer games that “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 game has previously been available on the Xbox store, though it now just appears greyed out with a “coming soon” tag attached.

We’re reaching out to Microsoft for some clarity on the situation.