Changes make it impossible.
By Tim Colwill on August 5, 2013 at 4:03 pm
Bad news for anybody who was hoping to play through Saints Row 4‘s co-op with a friend from overseas: the edited Australian version is incompatible with overseas versions.
“While we are very proud of all our different missions, we do feel that Saints Row IV on the whole remains largely the same without this single optional mission, and we also feel that you deserve to know what you are getting in Australia,” write Volition on the official Saints Row 4 Facebook page.
“Due to the changes we were forced to make, this version is different than the version rated by rating boards like the ESRB, USK, and PEGI, which is why it will be incompatible with those versions in co-op.”
It’s still unclear whether or not Australians will get access to the Rectifier anal probe weapon.
“At this point in time we are still awaiting details on whether we can include it in the Season Pass in Australia or not. Of course we would have very much preferred to have been able to offer our Australian community everything as planned, but we also still want to offer the option to get Saints Row IV in their home country; alas without the single side mission.”
New Zealand’s version remains unedited and in-line with the international edition.
Source: Facebook (thanks Palzer0)