Dragon Age: Inquisition is one of the biggest releases of the year, and I’ll be picking my copy up in the near future. However, if you reside in India then you won’t be able to get the game, at least not through standard channels, as EA has taken the decision to not release Dragon Age: Inquisition as it clashes with local obscenity laws. Which part of the law precisely hasn’t been made clear, but much of the speculation points towards the inclusion of homosexual characters within the title.
The legal aspect of homosexuality within India has been challenged in recent history, with the Dehli High Court stating in 2009 that it was unconstitutional for gay and lesbian people to be punished by law, but in 2013 India’s Supreme Court overruled that decision making homosexuality a crime. It’s not ideal but it isn’t too surprising either due to how conservative much of India and the various cultures are in the nation.
While this a law many don’t agree with EA can’t risk distributing something that could get the company in trouble with the Indian legal system. Maybe the two will be able to find some kind of workaround, though that would likely only work if major characters were changed or removed, something I don’t see EA & BioWare doing. I also don’t see India changing a law to accommodate a game anytime soon.