Take Two Interactive's and Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V passed through the Australian Classification Board review process and survived, earning an R18+ rating for the region. Many were concerned that the game might end up getting refused classification on its first pass through the process much like Saint's Row IV and State of Decay did earlier this year. Saint's Row IV still remains effectively banned in the region, even after the game went through a second review earlier this week.
The Classification Board noted in its ruling that the game contains violence, adult language, some nudity and sex, as well as "high-impact drug use." The game submitted by Rockstar to the Classification Board is the same as the game it plans on releasing in every other region later this year.
Rockstar will release GTA V for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17. A PC version has not been announced, but is "up for consideration," according to Rockstar Games co-founder Dan Houser.