‘Dying Light’s’ German ban blocks it from the EU eShop

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Physical versions will still be available

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extinguished light It’s out on Nintendo Switch, but European fans can’t buy it because the original was banned in Germany, where the eShop is registered in Europe.

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European Nintendo Switch owners have noticed that extinguished light Not available on eShop when it should have been. The game was supposed to be available today, October 19. A member of Techland, the developer behind it extinguished light, but gave a reason for absence extinguished light reddit.

“If you are talking about the digital version, due to the nature of the content the digital version of the game is currently banned in Germany where the European e-shop is officially registered. It is available in European countries and Australia and It is also making it impossible to officially distribute the game in New Zealand. We are currently working with our partners and local authorities to remove the ban as quickly as possible.


Fans of the game outside Germany will still be able to purchase the physical version, but instant download is not an option. This has not affected digital stores in the US and Asia.

Germany often banned games that were seen as too violent. This led to an exhaustive list of unavailable games. However, several games have been taken off the list and made available, as Germany has eased some of its restrictions in recent years.

Techland recently announced that they will be releasing a next generation patch for the original extinguished light. This will update the game for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. There are no details yet on what’s in the patch or when it will be available.

In other news, Phil Spencer has said that Microsoft has no intention of slowing down its acquisition of the game studio.

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