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Fallout 3 withheld from India

By James Lee

Wed 22 Oct 2008 2:18pm GMT / 10:18am EDT / 7:18am PDT

Microsoft India cancels the title's release over fears of offending "cultural sensitivities"

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Fallout 3 has been cancelled by Microsoft India for release in the region, with the company citing "cultural sensitivities".

Bethesda's post-apocalyptic title has been axed in the region due to unspecified content that Microsoft believes could offend consumers in India. Due to the distribution agreements in the region, Microsoft was set to publish the title on the Xbox 360 itself, while the PlayStation 3 and PC versions were never scheduled to be released.

"Microsoft constantly endeavours to bring the best games to Indian consumers in sync with their international release," said the company in a statement, reported by Gaming Indians. "However, in light of cultural sensitivities in India, we have made the business decision to not bring Fallout 3 into the country."

The latest sequel in the massively popular Fallout series already received much criticism for drug references, which were later removed.

This news breaks shortly after reports that Fallout 3 was leaked online and subsequently distributed through file sharing websites weeks before it's release date.

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Amit Singh Asso Art Lead, Lakshya Digital Pvt. Ltd.

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Its a silly decision .. I think so,

Well i don't know what kind of "cultural sensitivities" has the game itself.. But all the people who belongs to India .. not able to play that game just because of that kind of thing..
I think if someone wants to play that game then they'll gonna import that game form without any shipping charge....

That's why people go for pirated copy of it.. because company don't want to release that .. but people wants to play that...

Well if Microsoft don't want to release that .. i don't have to worry because i already preorder that game form [link url=

Happy Gaming !

Posted:8 years ago


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