During the developer conference in Brighton, England, video game industry consultant Vincent Scheurer spoke about the possible game bans in the UK. Referring to the Manhunt 2 ban fiasco last year, Scheurer warned developers about the consequences of the incident, even referring to 2K Games's upcoming sequel to its masterpiece, BioShock 2. He said:
"The costs of the Manhunt 2 ban to RockStar were massive - an independent developer would be out of business. The next game to be banned could be BioShock 2, and then where would we be? It makes the business of making games that much harder."
He added that Activision's Call of Duty and BioShock could also be banned in the same category as Manhunt 2. ELSPA head Paul Jackson was even criticized by Schreuner for supporting the Rockstar title ban, after Jackson stated last year that the BBFC's decision "demonstrates that we have a games ratings system in the UK that is effective". The British Board of Film Classification is now working on another venture.
BioShock (screenshot above), published by 2K Games, was released for the Xbox 360 and PC consoles in August 2007. The Playstation 3 version will be launching this November. BioShock 2 is currently planned to be shipped sometime next year for the platforms mentioned.
GamePolitics: Bioshock 2 Next To Be Banned In U.K.?