South Park: The Stick of Truth went through Australia’s classification three times before finally receiving a classification of R18+. The title was refused classification twice over scenes with characters “being thoroughly probed through their anuses,” according to the a that was displayed in-game instead.
The Fractured But Whole Game Director Jason Schroeder thinks it’ll be different this time around.
“I hope not,” Schroeder said in regards to the need to censor an Australian release.
“We’re trying make the most authentic South Park experience we can and so that means that we’re at risk of pushing boundaries all the time,” he continued. “We’re working really closely with everyone within Ubisoft and the ratings boards to try to make sure we push those limits without having to censor any particular region.
“Right now, I think that everyone’s going to be able to see all the content of this game. It will offend a lot of people.”
As long as illicit drug use and sexualised violence aren’t part of the mix, maybe Schroder will get his wish. Though, judging by our little taste of the game (gameplay above), we’d be willing to wager there’ll be something inside the game that’ll cause problems.
Do you think South Park: The Fractured But Whole will make it to Australia with all its content intact?
The Fractured But Whole heads to Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 17 October.
Stevivor was flown to E3 2017 as a guest of Ubisoft to cover the entire event. This relationship does not prevent Stevivor from covering other publishers’ titles, nor does it impact the opinions of any other of our authors covering E3 2017.