Having R18+ rating allows game to be classified R18+ instead of being banned, somehow
By Tim Colwill on March 17, 2014 at 3:50 pm
Watch Dogs‘ surprise reclassification from MA15+ to R18+ last week has been confirmed to be due to a new scene that involves implied sexual violence in a human trafficking setting.
The full report was obtained by Kotaku Australia, which makes specific reference to a scene where a woman is inspected by a human trafficker, including feeling her breasts and “spreading her legs”. That scene ends with the woman being pulled into another room, and, in a later scene, the implication is that sexual assault occurs.
Kotaku note that Ubisoft had asked the Classification Board to refrain from releasing the report until today, March 17, for “commercial reasons”. Read all about it over there.