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Australian ban of Disco Elysium: The Final Cut overturned

ZA/UM details extra quests and other content in Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

The expanded edition of the best RPG there is, Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, was refused classification in Australia earlier this year. That didn’t stop it from being available on Steam in Australia, however, as digital distribution sometimes flies under the radar—refusal of classification only bans sale within the country, preventing shops from stocking physical editions, while digital storefronts run overseas remain a gray area that can go either way seemingly at random.

It’s an embarrassing failure of Australian law that even after fighting to get an R18+ rating for videogames, anything that features drugs with stat boosts—in Disco Elysium, taking speed increases motorics and psyche, though there are also negative consequences—will be refused classification. Now, after Za/um Studios applied to have the refusal reviewed on April 16, that refusal has been overturned and replaced with an R18+ rating.

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