Australia’s classification board, the OFLC, has refused to issue Digital Extreme’s forthcoming action title Dark Sector with a rating in the country due to the game’s excessive violent content.
According to reports, the ratings board has deemed the title unsuitable for consumers, describing it as a "violent and sometimes gruesome game with a sinister storyline and ominous outcome”.
“The violence and aggression inflicted upon the protagonist is of a high level, naturalistic and not stylised at all,” it said, adding that some of the more violent elements in the title were "relatively easy to accomplish.”
AFA Interactive, Dark Sector’s Australian distributor, said that the decision was a “pretty substantial, but temporary, set-back".
Dark Sector is scheduled for release in North America and Europe next month.