Microsoft cancels Fallout 3 in India

Due to "cultural sensitivities" in the country

Microsoft India has cancelled the release of Fallout 3 in India, due to "cultural sensitivities" in the region.

The Bethesda RPG was due to be published on Xbox 360 by the platform holder (but not PC and PS3) on October 28, but MS now says its cancelled the release because the game could potentially hurt Indian sensibilities.


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

It's a bit confusing at this stage what exactly about Fallout 3 could have offended Indian players - especially considering Rockstar has had no problem getting GTA on sale in the country. Perhaps it hasn't got enough dance numbers.

Fallout has previously had problems in Australia due to references in the game to proscribed drugs. Every version of the game has since had this content censored.

Thanks to Indian Gamers.