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User Info: J_B

J_B
4 weeks ago#1
https://www.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/9w4hkj/sony_prohibited_devs_from_announcing_their_game/

All communications and submissions between game companies and Sony are now filtered through their California branch, in English -- not just the censorship, any complaints about the censorship now have to go through the team performing the censorship.

Visual Novel porting to Playstation is now prohibited outright, those that were already in production before the policy change happened will be allowed, but must be heavily censored.

Sony has ended the policy of allowing publishers to use the "local rating system" but instead must use the full "Western Standard." In other words, instead of allowing Japanese published games in Japan to use the CERO rating system, all games on Playstation must adhere to ESRB, no matter where they're published. (NISA's constant struggles with the ESRB, which was giving them stricter rules due to the anime art style of their games, comes to mind.)


What a f***ing joke
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User Info: BlueDsc

BlueDsc
4 weeks ago#2
Welp, I guess the Switch will be getting a lot more Visual Novels now.

User Info: AOL

AOL
4 weeks ago#3
Is this censoring based on sexual content in the novels or something else?

Because rdr2 seems to have been censored in the last minute too there's still dialogues in about sex but you can't choose the yes option anymore. So it was cut last minute.

User Info: J_B

J_B
4 weeks ago#4
AOL posted...
Is this censoring based on sexual content in the novels or something else?

Seems like it's based on all ages version of 18+ VNs. If you didn't know, all ages version have the sex removed, and at worst hints to it but doesn't show it. Its just a normal dating sim at that point
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User Info: Ren_Hoek

Ren_Hoek
4 weeks ago#5
AOL posted...
Is this censoring based on sexual content in the novels or something else?

Because rdr2 seems to have been censored in the last minute too there's still dialogues in about sex but you can't choose the yes option anymore. So it was cut last minute.


i was wondering why i could only decline when a hooker approached me in a saloon. holy f***ing s***...are we already that far that even rockstar cant do this stuff anymore?

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Forbster
4 weeks ago#6
America is winning the culture war it seems.

What a great day to be American. /s
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skermac
4 weeks ago#7
Sony has taken a nose dive
To the edge of the universe and back, endure and survive

User Info: Bird_Man_Yu

Bird_Man_Yu
4 weeks ago#8
Ren_Hoek posted...
AOL posted...
Is this censoring based on sexual content in the novels or something else?

Because rdr2 seems to have been censored in the last minute too there's still dialogues in about sex but you can't choose the yes option anymore. So it was cut last minute.


i was wondering why i could only decline when a hooker approached me in a saloon. holy f***ing s***...are we already that far that even rockstar cant do this stuff anymore?


I dunno, In AC Odyssey you can sleep with a LOT of people, naturally you don't see anything, but you KNOW it happens when the characters kiss, camera pans away or goes dark, and there are times it pans back to your character adjusting their clothes, Clearly saying what happened.

I don't really know though, It'd just be weird if RDR2 of all things got a censor but not ACO.

Either way, Complete and utter Bulls*** from Sony as usual, Yeah, anytime a game I'm interested in releases on both PS4 and Switch, f*** the PS4, f*** Sony, that game is being bought on Switch, I mean yeah just me doing that amongst the millions of mindless sheep out there won't do much, but hey any loss of money to Sony is good enough to me, PS5 is looking more and more like a pass, and more tempted to try and convince my brother to save up for a PC instead one day, I really don't want to but, Sony is getting ridiculous =/.
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User Info: CooperRC

CooperRC
4 weeks ago#9
It is definitely strange times when Sony does what Nintendont with respect to censorship.

User Info: AOL

AOL
4 weeks ago#10
Ren_Hoek posted...
AOL posted...
Is this censoring based on sexual content in the novels or something else?

Because rdr2 seems to have been censored in the last minute too there's still dialogues in about sex but you can't choose the yes option anymore. So it was cut last minute.


i was wondering why i could only decline when a hooker approached me in a saloon. holy f***ing s***...are we already that far that even rockstar cant do this stuff anymore?

Yea looks like it. I also had some subtitles in rdr2 still have adult talk but the characters were saying something completely different now.

The censoring might be because Sony wants to break into the Chinese gaming market. This is already what got Hollywood movies censored.
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