As you may have already heard, the brutal, top-down 2D game Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has essentially been banned in Australia after the country’s Classification Board refused to rate it. However, it looks like the team behind the upcoming title is giving the okay for fans to obtain the game by pirating it.
Jonatan Söderström, a designer working on the game, recently responded to an email sent in by a fan who wanted to know how he could play the game if it is actually banned in Australia after coming out. The fan asks if there is a way he can pirate it and then send the team money for it through a private PayPal account. Söderström’s response is perfect.
If it ends up not being released in Australia, just pirate it after release.
No need to send us any money, just enjoy the game!
So there you have it. If you live in Australia, then feel free to pirate Hotline Miami 2 after it releases sometime within Q1 of 2015 — you have the developer’s blessing. If you do not live in Australia, make sure to buy it through legitimate channels for either the PlayStation 4, PS3, PS Vita, PC, Mac, or Linux.
What do you think of the whole issue? Do you agree with Söderström’s response to his fan?