Is on the Gin
- May 26, 2020
- United Kingdom
Sony is reportedly censoring video games which depict dismemberment of human characters according to developer CyberConnect2.
Sony is censoring violent depictions in video games according to a recent report. The degree of violence in video games has been a controversial aspect for quite a while now. It is often debated that games should have lower degrees of violence to make them accessible to a larger audience.
So seems like Anime Boob were only the start and now Sony is moving on to restrict violence starting with dismemberment a move that feels somewhat reminiscent of the Australian video game rating board policy that saw Left 4 Dead have to cut out limb removal from the Australian version of the game.According to a report on GameSpark Japan (via ResetEra user ILikeFeet), Sony is asking developers to remove violent depictions in video games. This comes from the Japanese development studio Cyberconnect2’s President and CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama who states that Sony compelled the developers to make changes in the Naruto Ultimate series. One of the characters in the game, Minato Namikaze, was missing an arm in the original story. However, in the final game, his arm was present to comply with Sony’s policies.