Dead Space 2 German launch delayed

Monday, 17th January 2011 22:14 GMT By Brenna Hillier


Dead Space 2′s “friendly fire” multiplayer option has sparked controversy with Germany’s strident anti-violence policies and delayed the game into February.

Ripten writes that EA has announced a new German release date of February 3 following a long wrangle over Dead Space 2′s rating.

Visceral will use the breathing space to remove friendly fire from the game’s multiplayer modes in compliance with the ruling of German authorities.

The single-player campaign remains as is.



  1. Jensen6

    actually there was a little bit more trouble because the government of bavaria protested against the age rating (18+) which was given by the USK. therefore the USK had to test the game for the 6. time and the testing of the game could only be passed in the middle of january 2011 (the bavarian veto was set 23.12.2010). because of this late test of the game by the USK the launch in germany had to be delayed. EA also launched a petition against the veto.
    but yes there was also a little discussion because of the friendly fire in the multiplayer-mode, which was solved before the veto.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Stefan1904

    The Interpretation from Ripten is false. Here are the facts:
    The game was submitted 5 times in total to the USK last year and finally got the 18 rating with the removement of friendly fire. But then the bavarian ministry of social policy demanded a new verification which delayed the release.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Jensen6

    @2 thats what i wrote ;) just in other words. but thanks… i think yours is easier to understand.

    #3 4 years ago

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