Watch Dogs reclassified as R18+ in Australia; minimum PC specs announced

watchdogs11The addition of stronger impact drug use and sex themes seems to have pushed Watch Dogs to a new classification in Australia, with Ubisoft’s upcoming release moving from an MA15+ classification to an R18+ classification.

Having been assessed at a MA15+ classification by the Australian Classifications Board in September of last year, the board has now re-assessed the classification to a more stringent R18+. The reclassification means the board believes the content now features higher impact scenes. Previously, the game was classified as having ‘Strong Impact’ for violence and themes, however the new rating warns there is now ‘Strong Impact’ for themes, drug use and sex, with violence now rated as ‘High Impact.’

Seems like Aiden Pearce’s world just got a whole lot darker. At least in Australia, anyway.

Watch Dogs is releasing May 27 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. Owners of a Wii U aren’t out of the club, as a Wii U release will follow.

For those looking to pick up Watch Dogs on PC, the games minimum PC specs were also announced today by Jonathan Morin, Creative Director for the title. If you want to run the title, you’ll need to have at least the following:

Processor: IntelCore 2 Quad Q8400 2.66Ghz or AMDPhenom II X4 940 3.0Ghz
Memory: 6GB RAM
Video card: 1024 VRAM DirectX 11 Shader 5.0
Sound card: DirectX9
Hard drive: 25 GB

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