Bethesda’s Peter Hines has refused to confirm differences made to the Australian build of Fallout 3, saying talk of cuts made to the game to get it passed the OFLC was “presumptuous.”
“It would be presumptuous to assume what that build did or did not contain at this point,” he told VG247. “We’re still in the process of going through and getting rated everywhere in the world right now and so, I wouldn’t define it as being ‘cut’ or ‘lesser’ [than any other] version.
The game was refused classification in Australia for drug use references, but has subsequently been passed by the board. It was thought that changes were made to the way the player takes drugs in the game, specifically to the animations associated with smoking something that looks like a crack pipe.
Hines, however, wouldn’t be drawn.
“It is the version that’s coming out in Australia,” he added. “We don’t get into describing differences between builds, but it would also be premature to talk about what’s different in this build until we’re done with every build, because we have no idea what’s going to come up with everybody else until we’re done.
“I would just say that we went into the ratings process with our eyes wide open about what that was going to be like with all these different agencies.”
Did Bethesda expect to run into trouble with certain ratings bodies?
Post apocalyptic RPG Fallout 3’s looking pretty damn swish. The game’s out at the end of October for PC, PS3 and 360.