The butt of the joke
Uh-oh, the Sony censorship row has re-erupted – and this time it involves a big-name game, rather than a niche Japanese visual novel. Fans have noticed that in Devil May Cry 5 there are additional lens flares in the PlayStation 4 version of the game, ob
Project being completely reconsidered
Senran Kagura 7EVEN was announced for the PlayStation 4 all the way back in 2017, but it sounds like Marvelous has been forced back to the drawing board following a recent wave of policy changes which have seen several risqué titles censored on Sony’s system. While the platform holder is yet to officially...
"It's a difficult problem"
The president of SCEJA has seemingly provided the first official comment on the censorship row that has affected multiple PlayStation games over the past few months. Posted on Japanese website Ebitsu.net – but without official translation or verification just yet – Atsushi Morita purportedly told attendees at a Japan...
No "mysterious lights", at least
If you're big into risque video game content then you may not want to hear this, but Catherine: Full Body developer Atlus -- more specifically its own Studio Zero -- has seemingly shied away from giving a definitive answer on whether or not the upcoming title will be censored under Sony's new sexual content policy...
All included on Nintendo Switch
Many had assumed that Sony’s new censorship policy would only target smaller developers, but Koei Tecmo is the latest publisher to fall foul to the Japanese giant’s buttoned up approach. A product page for the newly announced Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet reveals that
Sony's been on the receiving end of a backlash recently as it's seemingly decided to alter its stance on mature content and themes in PlayStation games. Japanese developers in particular are having their titles censored to varying degrees, and apparently, the process isn't especially pleasant. The whole thing's been rumbling on for weeks now,...
Game going through 'strict inspection'
There’s lots of chatter about censorship on Sony systems at the moment, but one Japanese developer has shed a little more light on the situation. Hot on the heels of a spate of sexual games being “covered up” on PlayStation platforms, developer Light has spoken about its game
More games changed on PlayStation
Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal was recently delayed on the PlayStation 4 as the platform holder asked publisher XSEED to remove a controversial mode which effectively allows you to fondle its cast of questionably aged virtual characters against their will. Some felt that, given cultural context in 2018, the...
Ubisoft cuts content from TV tie-in
A game based on controversial cartoon South Park was never going to toe the line, so it’s unsurprising to learn that South Park: The Stick of Truth has been censored in Europe. BT.com spotted a document suggesting that seven scenes had been removed from the title, which publisher Ubisoft has since confirmed...
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