Yes, exactly. People hear censorship and become crazy, but they fail to research the reason why. It's already been said that Sony wants their japanese market to have the same standards of their western market.As far as I know, Sony bans japanese games that have, to some extent, pedophilic material. It's not like they ban everything related to sex. I don't really understand why this thing became this big.
I'm pretty sure that those games were not banned by microsoft as well for the simple reason that they're not being released on Xbox at all.
Exactly. Between the ESRB's inability to make games rated M for gambling mechanics, and the fact that an M rating can be censored for no apparent reason, I'm honestly not sure why they exist. The generations playing PlayStation (and gaming in general) are hypersensitive to censorship, myself included. So I can't imagine a watered down Cyberpunk game selling very well if people have PC/Xbox alternatives.Why censor an 18+ game for.. Nudity?
Seems.. Extreme.. Even childish (the irony) on the part of Sony. Glad I was planning on grabbing Cp2077 on the PC anyway.
Seriously though. I consider the more extreme Japanese examples to be more of a quality control issue than outright censorship. Those games, in addition to some of the intentionally offensive trash you see on Steam, should be looked at to maintain the quality and prestige of platforms like PlayStation that have a lot to lose. But 2077's quality isn't exactly in that category. It's gonna be a work of art that just so happens to show mature content.And then you have lootboxes in fifa which is pegi 3. That's bullshit.
I agree on censorship for Japanese pedo-ish stuff, but for a butt crack in DMC5, less than any plumber usually shows on daily basis... I don't really get it.
CP2077 demo showed frontal nudity, I'll be mad if the ps4 version will be censored.
Hem, I wouldn't "Censor" that, I'd send those guys in jail...I agree on censorship for Japanese pedo-ish stuff.
I figure this is the thing to look for early. In 2005, Microsoft floated the idea of a premium currency to make smaller purchases via Xbox live more convenient than buying entire games over again via the online store. They referred to them as microtransactions.DMC 5 is pegi 18 and censored only on ps4 versions. And trust me, there was absoulutely no reason to censor those scenes.