Australian Saints Row 4 Incompatible With International Version
The Australian version of Saints Row 4 will not be compatible with its international release counterparts, Deep Silver has confirmed. In other words, if you own the censored version of the game, you won’t be able to play with your friends elsewhere in the world.
“For this version, we had to cut one optional Loyalty Mission from the game,” reads the statement, which appears to have since been removed (via Kotaku AU). The statement reiterates what they told websites earlier today, but adds that the difference in versions means that the game is incompatible with players who own the uncensored version.
“While we are very proud of all our different missions, we do feel that Saints Row IV on the whole remains largely the same without this single optional mission, and we also feel that you deserve to know what you are getting in Australia. Due to the changes we were forced to make, this version is different than the version rated by rating boards like the ESRB, USK, and PEGI, which is why it will be incompatible with those versions in co-op.”
While it’s possible for Australian gamers to import the game from their friends overseas, it’s not something we recommend due to the potential legal ramifications.