Controversial publisher Rockstar is asking for the industrys support in its battle to revoke the BBFCs "no rating because its revolting" decision on Manhunt 2. In an interview with Develop, Rockstar Leeds chief Gordon Hall, said:
"But if you look at a film like Man Bites Dog, it makes Manhunt look tame in comparison, but that film can be bought by anyone aged 18... We need to teach people that games are an art form - they are more artistic than film. I think the games industry should rally behind us, because there will come a time when well all have an idea thats a little edgy, and we need to have the freedoms to express it.
"We are an adult entertainment industry - we may have started out with child-like technology making games solely for a younger audience, but its just not like that anymore. It might take legislature a little while to catch up, but if the industry sticks together hopefully we can change peoples attitudes quicker."