Blizzard: WoW in Australia is nice and legal

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 6 February 2009 07:12 GMT


Following a report earlier this week in the Sydney Morning Herald that appeared to suggest that MMOs would be banned from sale in Australia unless they were classified by the OFLC, Blizzard’s released a statement saying all fine and dandy in the land of Australian WoW.

Up to this point, MMOs haven’t been rated in Australia as they’re online-only.

“Blizzard Entertainment and its affiliates work very closely with the Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia to ensure that we are in full compliance with Australian law as it relates to the distribution and operation of our games, including World of Warcraft. We’d like to reassure all of our players that World of Warcraft is currently, and has always been, distributed and operated legally in Australia.”

In addition, Kotaku’s posted a lengthy article on the subject that can be summed up thus: “You can still buy MMOs in Australia.”

So, if you were panicking, don’t. Apparently this is a case of the Sydney Morning Herald putting two and two together to make five. Phew.

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