"no need to flood us with emails," as the studio is already looking into what can be done about getting Left 4 Dead 2 possibly reclassified as R18+.
That would be the new age rating approved for Australia as legislators finally realise grown-ups play video games too. Any cost behind it "doesn't worry" Valve as it's "something we want to do."
The Australian Classification Board initally banned Left 4 Dead 2 back in 2009 for its "realistic, frenetic and unrelenting violence". Valve submitted a cut version.
Decapitation and limb dismemberment was missing from the altered version and was cleared for sale Down Under. The first title in Australian history to be granted the new R18+ rating is Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge for Nintendo Wii U.
"No need to flood us with emails," Chet Faliszek on the official Steam forums. "We have been exploring the options here and what we can legally do. We will have more information on this when we understand the issues fully and how we are moving forward but don't worry any cost associated with it doesn't worry us, this is something we want to do."
Valve "exploring the options" over Left 4 Dead 2 and Australia's R18+
17 January 2013 | By Simon Priest