While we’re over here enjoying the recently-released Dragon Age: Inquisition, fans in India will have to find something else to play. The game has been pulled from shelves because of the country’s obscenity laws, says EA.
“In order to avoid a breach of local content laws,” EA told Kotaku, “EA has withdrawn Dragon Age: Inquisition from sale in India and the game is no longer available for pre-order.”
“The decision here is in relation to local obscenity laws, but not specific to same gender romance,” EA said.
Kotaku notes that India’s definition of obscenity is vague, so it’s hard to tell exactly what pushed them into this position. Interestingly, according to Eurogamer, the game’s Indian distributor, Milestone Interactive, said that the game was actually pulled for the aforementioned relationships despite the fact that previous BioWare games remain on sale in the country. Eurogamer suggests that some of the more explicit dialogue around those sex scenes and some rather suggestive animations could be a likely culprit.
Electronic Arts has said that they will offer refunds for anyone who has pre-ordered the game.