We Happy Few was originally denied due to the focus on drug use within the game; however, in a new press release put out by the Australian Classification Review Board, the made a decision to give the game a rating because "the interactive drug use is high in impact". It'll be available for purchase in Australia after all.
In the game, players take the drug "Joy" to blend in with the rest of society, and escape its horrors. "In this context, our game's overarching social commentary is no different than Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, or Terry Gilliam's Brazil".
We Happy Few will release in Australia after all, but with an adult rating. With Kickstarter involved in the game's funding, that would've been a whole mess.
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Luckily, it seems that the board agrees after a "three-member panel Classification Review Board has unanimously determined that the computer game We Happy Few is classified R 18+ (Restricted)". Last week, however, the Classification Board announced that it would reconsider the ruling, and today it revealed that the appeal has been successful.
In the Board's opinion, the game's drug-use mechanism of making game progression less hard, constituted an incentive or reward for drug-use.
Good news for Australians as it looks as though We Happy Few has been reclassified meaning that it will now officially be heading to Austrailia for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.