Rockstar has produced an edited version of Grand Theft Auto IV for their Australian audience in order to obtain an MA15+ rating.

The Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification had already rated GTA IV as M15+ last year, following this with a statement that the game contained "strong violence, strong coarse language, drug and sexual references", however this is the first time Rockstar have admitted that content has been cut specifically to make the game available in Australia.

Britain, New Zealand and Germany have all rated GTA IV "R18", and North America will release it with a M17+ rating.

Rockstar has so far refused to elaborate on exactly what has been removed for the Australian release.