The Zombies game Dying Light has been indexed since 2015 in Germany. What should not be a surprise, Nintendo of Europe now ensures unexpected problems - and also for thousands of players in the world.
Indexing of Dying Light prevents Switch version
Due to the Germany-wide indexing of Dying Light, the game must not be advertised and only sold on demand to majority. So that the digital version in Germany is not offered on Steam, PS Store or in the Nintendo eShop.
Since Nintendo of Europe has now its headquarters in Germany and is subject to the Europe-wide eShop German law, the new Platinum version of Dying Light is offered neither throughout Europe nor in England, Australia and New Zealand in the eShop. And that, although the game is likely to be available there.
Developer Techland has now responded to the requests of countless players and probably tries to set up the indexing of Dying Light in Germany :
If you speak of the digital version - the digital version is indexed because of your content in Germany and the European Nintendo eShop is also officially registered. It makes it impossible to offer the game in Europe and also in Australia and New Zealand. We work together with our partners and the local authorities to set up the indexing as soon as possible. (Source: Reddit)
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Chance to repeal the indexing?
Germany is the only country worldwide in which Dying Light is still indexed. Whether developer Techland together with Nintendo now the Federal Center for Children s and Youth Media Protection can now be opened, is open. Apparently, however, an attempt is made in the direction.
It is also questionable whether an exit control for the eShops abroad can be taken: In the case, the Platinum version of Dying Light would appear everywhere else in the eShop, but remain indexed in Germany.
The Platinum version of Dying Light has been available since 19 October 2021 in the Nintendo eShop - at least in the US and Asia. So far, this version has not been tested in Germany, which is why the retail version can currently be bought by adults.