God of War creator David Jaffe has discussed the issue of censorship in computer games, and called the methods of the Australian classification board* “utter BS” in the process.
Speaking at the Game Connect: Asia Pacific conference in Melbourne, Jaffe said that cutting content from his own games is a distinct possibility if governments are unwilling to shift on what is considered ‘acceptable.’
Says Jaffe; “There’s a government board and if they say it’s too offensive, in that case there’s no fight to fight - it is what it is. There’s not much you can do if you’re making games aimed at a mature audience.We never like to cut it, but what are you going to do? You’re dealing with governments.”
So, Mr J isn’t exactly happy about the whole affair, and the subject very quickly focused on Australia’s own system, which recently banned Aliens vs Predator
. “There’s absolutely an inconsistency in the consciousness about video games. The reality is people still see a lot of these things as kids’ toys. It’s utter BS.”
We’re just disappointed he didn’t throw a trademark ‘f*ck’ or ‘motherf*cker’ in there. God of War III
is on track for a March 2010 release in PAL territories, but the game has yet to be classified in Australia. Hopefully, there won’t be any mature content in the game. Right?* Classification Board, Classification Review Board and the Attorney-General’s DepartmentSource: IGN