BBFC's decision "a setback for video games"

Manhunt 2In response to the British Board of Film Classification’s failure to rate the revised version of Manhunt 2, Rockstar has issued a statement expressing their disapproval of the decision.

"We are continuing to appeal the British Board of Film Classification’s (BBFC) decision to deny the edited version of Manhunt 2 an 18+ certificate and thereby ban its release in the United Kingdom. The changes necessary in order to publish the game in Britain are unacceptable to us and represent a setback for video games.

The BBFC allows adults the freedom to decide for themselves when it comes to horror in movies and we think adults should be similarly allowed to decide for themselves when it comes to horror in video games, such as Manhunt 2."

The BBFC said Monday that the changes to the title weren’t significant enough to warrant a new rating, and it would be up to Rockstar to make an appeal, if need be. The revised version has been rated M for mature in North America by the ESRB.


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