DeepSilver is the new developer of Saints Row IV, and is probably a little miffed that their game is currently refused classification in a market the size of Australia. Throwing development effort, multiple times, is an expensive prospect to simply appease a classification board for a relative miniscule market.
The Saints Row IV experience must have had local RockStar Game’s representative slightly concerned. Particularly with the impending release of GTA V, the franchise that always finds its way into any talk about games censorship.
The folks at RockStar Games Australia, however, needed have worried. Yesterday the fifth iteration of Grand Theft Auto received an R18+ classification by the ACB.
Australians can therefore be happily playing GTA V on their consoles come 17 September.