Developer Red Barrels has said an Alpha version of Outlast 2 led to its first refusal of classification by the Australian Classification Board.
“The original submission of Outlast 2 sent to the Australian Classification Branch contained the final game code and a video file for reference taken from an Alpha version of the game. This video file should not have been sent along with the game code, as its content was not representative of the final game,” the developer has said in a statement from local PR to Stevivor.
This version contained an implied rape scene that resulted in the ACB refusing classification to the game.
“In the second submission, the same game code was submitted with a video file reflecting the final game content. The game was then approved for release with an R18+ rating. There will be only one version of Outlast 2 available worldwide,” the developer continued.
Kotaku Australia reported that the ACB confirmed a modified copy of the game had been resubmitted to the board, resulting in an R18+ classification.
Outlast 2 is available from next month.