Australian Classification Board strikes again.

EA’s upcoming reboot titled ‘Syndicate’ has been refused classification down under in Australia. A statement from the company can be seen below.

“It’s regrettable that government policy in Australia is denying adults the right to play Syndicate. The game will be not be available in Australia despite its enthusiastic response from fans. We were encouraged by the government’s recent agreement to adopt an 18+ age rating for games. However, delays continue to force an arcane censorship on games – cuts that would never be imposed on books or movies. We urge policy makers to take swift action to implement an updated policy that reflects today’s market and gives its millions of adult consumers the right to make their own content choices.”

This is sad news for those looking forward to this game. Syndciate has fallen to the same fate as many games that have been refused classification in Australia, like the recently, well received internationally, Mortal Kombat.


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