Question & Discussion: Australian R18+ re-classification and current/previous buyers
A question more-so aimed at Valve, however anything official from anywhere is appreciated.
With the 'new'
R18+ classification for games coming into effect today in Australia, will Left 4 Dead 2 be entered for re-classification?
I know that the requirement for re-classification is for two years to have passed since the original classification, and the date for (the modified) L4D2 was 7th October, 2009.
That would make the re-classification requirement 7th October, 2011. It's now 1st January, 2013, nearly another year and three months on from that date.
I know I for one (among (hopefully) many others) would like to see L4D2 re-classified, whether it remain as an MA15+ game or it become (one of) the first R18+ game/s.
Previous/Potential/Future Buyers of Low-Violence L4D2
However, my other query is this: Will people who purchase the game now or have purchased the game before the re-classification (assuming it happens) receive an update in order to remove the restrictions? I'd say it's logical to expect this, however, as I haven't purchased L4D2 on Steam yet, I don't want to be locked into the child-friendly nannied
violence-limited version and have to purchase it again.
And, in order to keep discussion alive, what do you, the people, think of the R18+ rating? Would you like to see Left 4 Dead 2 re-submitted in the future? Are there any other games you feel are worth for re-submission?