Screengrab from State of Decay.
State of Decay is the second game in as many days to be turned away by the Australian Classification Board.
An open-world zombie survival game, State of Decay launched globally earlier this month, but it missed its local release, as the Australian Classification Board had not reached a verdict on the game.
It was announced on Wednesday that the game had been refused classification.
“Today, State of Decay was given a Refused Classification (RC) rating by the Australian Classification Board, meaning that the game cannot be made available to Australian customers at this time,” reads a statement issued by Microsoft. “[We are] currently evaluating the options with regards to the title’s classification.”
“Microsoft operates within the legal requirements of the Australian Classification Board when it comes to the rating of all its first party gaming titles and agrees that not all content is suitable for all audiences. The Australian Classification system plays an important role in ensuring that Australians can only access age appropriate games and content.”
Late on Tuesday, Saints Row 4 was Refused Classification due to the appearance of an anal probe weapon and “alien narcotics” in the game. Developer Volition is working on an edited version to secure an Australian release.