Fallout 3 Won't Be Released In India
Fallout 3 has no luck in the land of the Ramayana: the Xbox 360 edition of the game has been canceled due to what Microsoft calls “cultural sensitivities”.
October 23, 2008
The statement (via GamingIndians) is short and doesn't say much except “we don't want any trouble on this market”:
“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 outcome is kind of ironic: given the difficulty of distributing gamers in the region, Bethesda canceled any plans for both the PC and PlayStation 3 versions of the game and worked with Microsoft for the release of the Xbox 360 version. A game that now suffers the same fate.