While the PEGI has already crossed the survival horror “Friday the 13th” with a USK 18 seal, the USK goes to the third instance. This could endanger the release date.
“Friday the 13th: The Game” was supposed to be on the market for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting May 26, The entertainment software self-control (USK) could now provide a delay.
More than two weeks ago, the Pan European Game Information (PEGI) missed the Ab 18 stamp despite “extreme violence”, “repeated, groundless killings” and “vulgar language”. As already discussed in the Steam group For Uncut, the manufacturer GunMedia could get problems with the German test center. Meanwhile, a developer has also commented on the case and the story has been somewhat enlightened.
According to this, the release was initially denied, and a valid appeal could cancel this decision. However, a federal state was not satisfied with this judgment and went to the last instance, the appeal proceedings. A similar experience has already been made by the makers of titles such as “Dead Space 2”, “Killing Floor 2” and “Dead Rising 4”. Ultimately, however, the offshoots landed – despite the procedure – without censorship in the dealer’s shelves.
However, the delay caused by the objection could have consequences. If it is after the mentioned developer, it is “unlikely” that all German console owners can play the horror game to the global start over the digital distribution.