Previously, we’ve shared the sad news about how We Happy Few was titled as refused because of the Games 1(a) clause in Australia. The game was refused classification and most of the gamers were upset.
Now, the Classification Review Board announced that We Happy Few will be classified R18+ in Australia because of the drug use content. In the world of We Happy Few, everyone is controlled by a personality-altering pill called a ‘joy pill’. We are a redactor and our job is deleting unhappy memories from records but one day, we decided not to take the pill and finally, we realize.
If you use the drug during your gameplay, the game will be easier and more colorful. This is why Classification Review Board of Australia think that the game promotes usage of drugs.
The game’s drug-use mechanic making game progression less difficult constitutes an incentive or reward for drug-use.
After the announcement, developers of the game said that they are really happy to know that gamers from Australia will enjoy the game.
We are extremely pleased with the decision of the board and excited that our Australian fans and new players will be able to experience We Happy Few without modification. We want to thank everybody who got involved in the discussion, contacted the board and sent us countless messages of support. Your involvement made a huge difference.