The BBFC’s refusal to certify Manhunt 2 is overturned by the Video Appeals Committee.
Rockstar has won its fight to overturn the BBFC’s decision to refuse Manhunt 2 classification.
The Video Appeals Committee voted four to three in Rockstar’s favour, leaving the BBFC to either classify the game or appeal the Committee’s decision at the High Court in pursuit of maintaining the ban. "We won't make a decision until we've seen the full printed judgment, which we're expecting this week," said Sue Clark, spokesperson for the BBFC talking to GamesIndustry.biz.
Rockstar has not yet signaled its plans for publishing the game in the UK. The publisher did respond to the decision with the following statement: "We are committed to making great interactive entertainment, while also marketing our products responsibly and supporting an effective rating system."
Rockstar continued, "we are pleased that the decision of the VAC has recognised that Manhunt 2 is well within the bounds established by other 18+ rated entertainment."