Sony bans sexually explicit content from PS4 games

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According to the publisher Xseed Games, due to Sony’s claims, the decision was made to postpone the game’s release Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newalboth in the case of the version for PlayStation 4, and in that of the PC edition.

Cataloged right PEGI 16 by European rating institutions, Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal is an anime-style game about high school girls who become ninjasin which scenes of partial nudity, sexual themes, strong language and violence.

More specifically, Sony would have had a problem with the game mode Intimacy Modein which players have the opportunity to wet or grope the girls. In order to allow the game to be published on PlayStation 4, the Japanese company asked Xseed Games to remove this mod from the game, and the publisher complied, hence the delay.

However, although the PlayStation 4 version will be modified to meet Sony’s requirements, version for PC (to be published simultaneously with the one for consoles) will be completely uncensoredValve adopting a more permissive policy regarding games with adult content to be published through Steam.

It is interesting that this controversial Intimacy Mode it also appeared in the older titles of the series, published without restrictions in their time on PlayStation consoles. According to Xseed, Sony’s policy has since changed, the owner of PlayStation platforms proving to be much more “sensitive” when it comes to this kind of controversial content. For the same reasons, Sony refused to publish Super Seducer on its consoles (in which, you guessed it, the player must seduce a series of women).

Incidentally, while Xseed Games is handling the publishing of the game in the United States of America, Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal will be published in the UK by PQubea publisher that has recently encountered such problems, their game Omega Labyrinth Z (produced by Matrix Software) being banned in the UK.

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