Following refusing classification to physical copies of DayZ final week, the Australian Classification Board (ACB) is now operating to ban all versions of the game for its promotion of cannabis use.
“By means of basic gameplay, the player is in a position to gather and use a assortment of gear, supplies and weaponry,” noted the ACB in its report. “One particular of the possibilities to restore the player’s wellness is a marijuana joint, labelled ‘cannabis’, which is denoted by a cannabis bud in the player’s inventory.
“The use of drugs (marijuana) as an incentive or reward for the duration of the gameplay exceeds what can be accommodated inside the R18+ classification and consequently should be Refused Classification,” the report stated.
DayZ initially released to Computer by way of Early Access in 2013, and was classified as MA15+. Earlier this year, the game was released on Xbox One particular and PlayStation four below the very same rating.
At time of writing, the game is presently unavailable on each console retailers in Australia
The true kicker is that the offending drug use is not in the game however, with the in-game cannabis getting element of its .58 Experimental content material.