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Rockstar: BBFC changes are "unacceptable"

Rockstar Games has released a statement regarding the British Board of Film Classification's earlier announcement that it will not classify an amended version of Manhunt 2.

Rockstar Games has released a statement regarding the British Board of Film Classification's earlier announcement that it will not classify an amended version of Manhunt 2.

The publisher believes that changes suggested by the BBFC in order to classify the game are "unacceptable" and that the appeal against the game's effective ban will continue.

The statement in full:

"We are continuing to appeal the British Board of Film Classification's decision to deny the edited version of Manhunt 2 an 18-plus certificate and thereby ban its release in the United Kingdom."

"The changes necessary in order to publish the game in Britain are unacceptable to us and represent a setback for video games."

"The BBFC allows adults the freedom to decide for themselves when it comes to horror in movies and we think adults should be similarly allowed to decide for themselves when it comes to horror in video games, such as Manhunt 2."

No specific date has yet been set for the appeal decision.

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