We Happy Few will release in Australia after all

Ruben Fields
July 7, 2018

We Happy Few launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on August 10, 2018.

We Happy Few's use of drugs was the main reason for the previous ruling.

If players take Joy they can progress faster within the game as they are succumbing to the will of the dystopia.

We Happy Few was one of those games that was initially banned because of what the ACRB took to be positive incentives of drug taking. Indeed, the game was originally banned down under thanks to its depiction of violence.

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Compulsion Games' single-player survival title We Happy Few has been reclassified by the Australian Classification Board. It'll be available for purchase in Australia after all.

In a statement released by Fiona Jolly, convenor of the Classification Review Board, the decision was made clear. Do you think the rules against including drug use in video games are sensible? Better yet, Compulsion Games didn't have to make any changes to We Happy Few to get its classification, meaning Australian fans will be able to play through the same version of the game as everybody else. The people in the game are depicted as violent psychopaths due to their overuse of the drug, and all have basically lost their humanity.

What do you think of Compulsion Games & Gearbox Publishing successfully appealing the ban of We Happy Few in Australia?

Luckily, it seems that the board agrees after a "three-member panel Classification Review Board has unanimously determined that the computer game We Happy Few is classified R 18+ (Restricted)".

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