Following Germany’s decision to deny Jericho a rating, Codemasters faced a similar predicament to Take-Two with Manhunt 2: either edit/remove content, or stand their ground on the game’s artistic merits. Their decision to proceed with the latter is an admirable one, but will also serve to irritate German Xbox and PS3 gamers.
Explaining their reasons behind the tough choice, Codemasters told GamesIndustryBiz,
Codemasters respects Mr Barker’s creative ideas, despite the German distribution and marketing consequences for the title. Therefore Codemasters will release only the PC version of Clive Barker’s Jericho in its original form for adult gamers and Clive Barker fans