Arkane Studios, MachineGames, and Bethesda’s upcoming Wolfenstein: Youngblood will apparently launch in multiple versions over in Europe, with German gamers having the ability to purchase the international edition or the German edition, which will contain censored content. However, Germans are given the option to purchase the uncensored version of Wolfenstein: Youngblood for the first time without any edits.
For Uncut! is reporting that the international version of Wolfenstein: Youngblood is being made available for purchase in Germany and Austria. They link to a Steam community thread that reveals that the package locks from the Steam databaase that region locks certain software, have been removed from the game for the Austrian and German regions.
It’s true, if you head to the package ID for Wolfenstein: Youngblood, there’s a separate app listing for the Deustche version of the game that was added on July 19th, 2019, as well as a lift on a region restriction that prevented Germans from being able to purchase the package. This was also changed on July 19th, 2019, where the SteamDB entry shows the removal of the German restriction on the app ID.
In plain ‘ole English, Germans are able to purchase both a censored version of the game and an uncensored version of the game, which includes the Swastikas, as well as references to “Nazis”, which were previously changed to “regime soldiers” in the censored version.
Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot apparently didn’t end up in the good graces like Youngblood. According to the news reports the game is still restricted from being purchased in Germany and Austria, according to the SteamDB entry.
Technically this isn’t new news, since Bethesda did officially announce that there would be two versions of the game made available in Germany back in late June, as reported by Trusted Reviews, but now we have absolute confirmation via the Steam developer backend that there are two versions, and that the uncensored international version will be available for purchase in Germany.
(Thanks for the news tip Hiecchi)