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Earlier this yr, Rimworld was banned from sale in Australia after the Australian Classification Board refused classification for the console model. As a consequence, regardless of the game being out there on Steam within the nation since 2013, it all of the sudden disappeared. Today, nonetheless, that call has been overturned.

As reported by Refused Classification, a Twitter account that explains which video games could be bought, their scores, and which of them are banned in Australia, a four-member panel of the Australian Classification Review Board has now categorised Rimworld as R18+. This is an adult-only score, which means that it shouldn’t be bought to anybody underneath the age of 18. The reasoning behind this score is that the game accommodates high-impact themes and drug use, which received’t shock anybody who has performed it earlier than.

The Australian Classification Review Board refused Rimworld’s console model classification and eliminated it from sale on February 28. At the time, developer Ludeon Studios didn’t count on the Steam model to be hit with the ban due to comparable circumstances similar to Disco Elysium in relation to console model releases.

This newest determination was made by a separate physique from the Australian Classification Board, one which critiques the selections that the principle physique has made in edge circumstances similar to these. It’s fully unbiased, and whereas it provides benefit to the unique determination, it nonetheless overturned it. This determination was seemingly influenced by the truth that the game has been on sale within the nation for nearly a decade with no such ban.