News Distressing Horror Martha Is Dead Censored on PlayStation, Unedited Elsewhere
Wired Production has nothing to add about changes
Update: Wired Productions has responded to our request for comment, but hasn't really elaborated further unfortunately. A spokesperson said: "Wired do not currently have anything to add to what we detailed in the statement on Twitter, but if that changes I will of course come to you immediately."...
News Sony Censorship Policy Removes Lewd Items from Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet
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
News Sony's Censorship Guidelines Tackle Sexually Explicit Depictions of Underage Characters
Company concerned about global reputation
As has been obvious for some time, Sony is cracking down on sexually explicit material as it pertains to questionably aged characters. While the specifics of its regulations remain underwraps, a Wall Street Journal report on the recently introduced policy reveals that the Japanese company has become...
News Devil May Cry 5 Removes Ridiculous Bum Censorship on PS4, But Not in Europe
What even is this story? If you've been keeping up, you'll already know that a scene in Devil May Cry 5 was censored on PlayStation 4 here in the West, and when we say censored, we mean the bare buttocks of a lady were partially obscured by lens flare. It was one of the most pointless and pedantic edits that we've seen in a long time. And now...
News Sony Censorship Row Re-erupts with Inexplicable Devil May Cry 5 Edit
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
News Senran Kagura 7EVEN Impossible to Release After Sony Censorship Row
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...
News Sony Thinks of the Children as Senran Kagura Producer Laments Censorship
"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...
News Will Sony Censor Catherine: Full Body? Developer Can't Give a Definitive Answer
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...
News Sony Censorship Row Returns as Mature Rated Switch Title Is E for Everyone on PS4
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,...
News Japanese Developer Sheds More Light on Sony Censorship Scenario
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
News Sony Underfire in Renewed PS4 Censorship Row
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...
News Sorry Europe, You Won't Be Probing Any Bottoms in South Park: The Stick of Truth
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. The...