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UK/US to get censored Fallout 3

Censored Aussie version to ship in all territories to "avoid confusion"

Fallout 3 product manager Pete Hines has confirmed that the changes made to Fallout 3, following issues with Australian censorship, will now be shipping worldwide.

"We want to make sure folks understand that the Australian version of Fallout 3 is identical to both the UK and North American versions in every way, on every platform," Hines told Edge.

He went on to explain: "An issue was raised concerning references to real world, proscribed drugs in the game, and we subsequently removed those references and replaced them with fictional names. To avoid confusion among people in different territories, we decided to make those substitutions in all versions of the game, in all territories."

Hines confirmed: "I didn't want people continuing to assume the version in Australia was some altered version when it's not.

"There are no references to real world drugs in any version of Fallout 3," he concluded, just in case you didn't catch the drift.

Hines recently told CVG he found dealing with differing censorship laws from one territory to another "frustrating".

"Not every country is the same. You're not aiming at one target, you're aiming at six different ones, worrying about how each one will feel about different things," he said.