Life is Strange 2 pulled from Aussie digital stores over rating dispute

Life is Strange 2 will be pulled from all Australian physical and digital storefronts for a 2-week period due to an issue with the Australian Classification Board, it was confirmed yesterday.

“Heads up for Australian digital store customers. [Life is Strange 2] will be unavailable to purchase on ALL platforms as well as re-download on PS4 for approximately 2 weeks from Wednesday onwards, while we work with the Australian age ratings board (ACB) to review age ratings,” the game’s official Twitter account stated.

Those who already have Life is Strange 2 and any of its four available chapters will not lose access to the content, though as stated, it will be unavailable for purchase during the down period. Users who’ve already purchased the game on Xbox One and Windows PC will be able to re-download it during this period, but those playing on PS4 will not.

We’ve gone to Square Enix for further comment on the matter and will report back as we learn more.

Life is Strange 2 is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 and is part of the Xbox Game Pass program.

Update: Square Enix has declined to comment further on the matter.

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