- Despite initial rumors of a ban due to LGBTQ+ content, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is confirmed for release in the Middle East.
- Age ratings in the Middle East confirm that the game is suitable for audiences aged 16 or above.
It’s official, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is coming to the Middle East. While it was rumored to be banned due to the inclusion of LGBTQ+ content, it seems both Insomniac Games and the General Authority for Media Regulation have come to an agreement. The VGAR_SA Twitter account also confirms that the game will be suitable for audiences aged 16 or above, ensuring that it aligns with appropriate content guidelines.
تم تصنيف لعبة Marvel's Spider-Man 2، بعد موافقة الاستديو الناشر على التعديلات المطلوبة من قبل الهيئة العامة لـ #تنظيم_الإعلام.
اللعبة مناسبة لعمر 16 فما فوق..🎮 pic.twitter.com/BjBANLbmHv
— التصنيف العمري للألعاب الإلكترونية (@VGAR_SA) September 21, 2023
It is important to acknowledge that discussions surrounding content restrictions and cultural sensitivities are ongoing and can vary across different regions. In the past, several games like GTA 5, The Last of Us Part 2, and Final Fantasy 16 have faced bans in the Middle East due to various reasons, such as explicit content, religious sensitivities, etc.
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Therefore, it is encouraging to see progress being made in finding common ground and demonstrating a willingness to address concerns while still providing entertainment options for a wide range of players. Less than a month remains for the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. So, Middle Eastern fans should get ready to swing into action as concerns regarding the ban are over.
In other news, we also know that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has gone gold. Meaning, the development has been completed and the game won’t suffer any delays. In addition, the game will feature over 65 suits which were developed by multiple guest artists and PlayStation Studios’ developers. Setting the bar high, the studio aims to maximize player enjoyment.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be released on October 20, 2023, exclusively on the PS5.
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