Dragon Age: Inquisition preorders cancelled in India because of local obscenity laws | PCGamesN

Dragon Age: Inquisition preorders cancelled in India because of local obscenity laws

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EA have cancelled all Dragon Age: Inquisition preorders in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh because the game broke “local obscenity laws”. EA haven’t clarified which obscenity laws Bioware’s RPG breaks but the game’s Indian distributor, Milestone Interactive, says it is because of the gay characters and sex scenes.

In a statement provided to Kotaku, an EA rep said "In order to avoid a breach of local content laws, EA has withdrawn Dragon Age: Inquisition from sale in India and the game is no longer available for pre-order. Customers who pre-ordered the game will be contacted directly and will be fully refunded."

In regards to same sex scenes the rep specifically said “The decision here is in relation to local obscenity laws, but not specific to same gender romance."

However, Milestone apparently told NDTV that the cancellation refers to homosexual content.

Whetever the reason, Milestone sound less than chuffed. They told DnaIndia that “Rather than face the wrath of some of India’s more prudish segments of society, EA have pre-emptively decided to make the game unavailable in India, without confirming or commenting on which local laws were being breached."

EA say this retraction only applies to Dragon Age: Inquisition. So it begs the question, what is it that Dragon Age: Inquisition features that contravenes local obscenity laws which Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect 3, and Grand Theft Auto V don’t?

We’ve reached out to Milestone for further details.

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Tovias Avatar
3 Years ago

Maybe all these feminist plaguing the west could take a trip to India and actually try to do some good there, that country is a nightmare for women and childs.

Also, is Kotaku the official news site for EA or what? They seem to get everything first.

Dog Pants Avatar
3 Years ago

Way to crowbar your agenda into an article that has nothing to do with feminism.

rockman0z Avatar
3 Years ago

Dude whoa, India only has 14 million people in slavery; how can a cause like that compare to the misogyny faced daily by women playing video games.

Shriven Avatar
3 Years ago

Can you imagine Sarkeesian going there? I'd actually watch that...but, ofcourse you would have to pay her upfront...