Rebellion has said that, despite being "disappointed" by Aliens vs. Predator's Australian banning, it will not produce a "sanitized or cut down version" that might allow the game classification.
A statement from the studio's CEO, Jason Kingsley, goes to the tune of: "Rebellion is disappointed that its upcoming title Aliens vs. Predator
has been banned in Australia. However, as we understand the law in that country the authorities had no choice as we agree strongly that our game is not suitable for game players who are not adults.
"The content of AvP
is based on some of the most innovative and iconic horror movies, and as such we wanted to create a title that was true to the source material. It is for adults, and it is bloody and frightening, that was our intent. We will not be releasing a sanitized or cut down version for territories where adults are not considered by their governments to be able to make their own entertainment choices."
The game was refused classification
(and therefore effectively banned) Down Under - on account of its violent nature. MA 15+ is the highest age rating that will be given to games in Australia.
SEGA Australia has stated
that, "We will continue to investigate all options available to us, including the possibility of appeal".
See SPOnG's AvP
and our interview with senior producer David Brickley and assistant multiplayer producer Eric Miller here