RimWorld Australian ban to be reviewed by Classification Board

The Australian Classification Board will review your RimWorld ban (opens in new tab) later this month, the board announced. In late February, the ACB provided RimWorld with a ‘Rating Declined’ rating, meaning it can no longer be sold in Australia. After nine years of availability on Steam, the colony simulator has been locked region (opens in new tab) in Australia in early March.

But that could change on April 20, when the board will meet to consider the review request. Application revisions have led to rollbacks with no changes in the past: this happened with Disco Elysium. In other cases, games had to be changed to accommodate Australian law, as was the famous case with South Park: The Stick of Truth.

RimWorld creator Tynan Sylvester acknowledged the review request on Twitter. “The Australian Classification Board will review its decision banning the sale of RimWorld in Australia,” said Sylvester. tweeted Last week. “We have some legal professionals and expert witnesses helping out, so I’m optimistic. Thank you all for your support on this.”

RimWorld’s sudden and late ranking in Australia appears to have been prompted by an upcoming console port, although this remains unconfirmed. As of April 8, the game full support for the Steam DeckI just can’t read about it because the page is blocked in Australia.

As to why RimWorld was refused classification, it is because it deals with “issues of sex, misuse of drugs or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence, or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults insofar as they should not be classified.”

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