In today’s Out Of Nowhere news segment, THQ Nordic has revealed that Red Faction is removed from the German list of games considered harmful to young people by The BPjS (Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons). It took 13 years, but you know the saying: better late than never.


Numerous discussions, tact and some skilful powers of persuasion were required to achieve this result. “At THQ Nordic we were aware of the implications of this momentous decision, and needed to adopt a bold approach.” says Jans Binsmaier, Publishing Director of the Viennese studio.

After the incredible news of our removal from the list, THQ Nordic is currently in (youth-free) party mode knowing that the Vienna-based team will be having further discussions with the BPjM: “We will of course still be nurturing our extensive games portfolio that now comprises over 350 titles, and will do our utmost to ensure that gamers can play our games in the future.” says Jan Binsmaier. We can still celebrate “small” successes like this even a decade later!