For a game that has been on the cards for such a long time, for it to now be “Refused Classification” because it has a feature that isn’t even in the game yet is a typical Aussie thing to do when it comes to gaming. It’s only in the last few years we’ve gotten a proper R18+ rating for gaming here and games like this still get a refused classification sometimes.
Day Z is just another one of these games that now have a recall notice out on it. The Australian Classification Board gave DayZ a ‘RC’ (Refused Classification) rating back on June 4, ruling the title as a game which will “depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified”. Check out the official rating for yourself.
Banning the game means that you won’t be able to purchase it in Australia, if you have already purchased it and own it, you will still be able to play but unfortunately, as it’s an MMO most of the community won’t exist which kind of kills the game.