Bodycount Rated 15 by BBFC, 10 Minutes of Cutscenes

June 20, 2011 Written by Sebastian Moss

After being delayed, Codemasters’ spiritual successor to Black, the FPS Bodycount, is finally getting ready to come out this August. Ahead of the release, the British Board of Film Classification has rated the game.

The shooter, which has a highly destructible environment that dynamically changes how the game plays, was rated 15 by the BBFC as it “contains strong violence.” Inspired by Lady Gaga, the game will only feature 10 minutes of cutscenes, compared to 70 minutes in Killzone 3, 40 minutes in Modern Warfare 2 and 48 minutes in Resistance.

Bodycount aims to do something different, with then-Bodycount lead Stuart Black explaining:

We’re not trying to beat CoD. We’re going off on our own path. We have our own values, and our own things that we think are going to be fun for a player. We’re not worried about what other people are doing.

As well as saying:

If realism doesn’t help the game, f*ck it, throw it away. I don’t want Bodycount to reflect the reality that I’m in, I’ve got enough of that around me. I want to go somewhere else – I want to be lifted up, to forget about my troubles, and escape.

I’ve known Codemasters all my gaming life, but I’d never thought about working for them. And when I went up there – I was just really impressed by the attitude towards development. It felt like, here’s a place I can get some creative freedom, some creative control and really develop something I want to develop.

Bodycount is set to release on August 26th, 2011.