After some controversy and just a couple of opinions being thrown around, Outlast 2 has been given an R rating in Australia and will release on April 26th as planned.
The previously offending scene will still be included UPDATE: The game has been edited to accommodate the R18+, potentially worldwide.
Developer Red Barrels told Press Start Australia, “Outlast 2 has been rated R18+ by the Classification Branch in Australia and will be released 26th April 2017. There will be only one version of Outlast 2 available worldwide.”
As to why the Australian Classification Board had an uncharacteristic change of heart, we’ll hopefully find out soon enough.
Outlast 2 will release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on April 26.