Sony has censored Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet on PS4 as seen on the game's official website, meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch version is untouched.
lol okay. Can someone tell Sony to get their f**** heads out of their asses? drop this ridiculous censorship policy and allow more companies to support crossplay/progression. fOr tHE pLaYeRs
Yeah. This is a game about fan service. And you aren't getting fan service so why even buy it........
Its just pedo stuff gaiz /s
Vote with your wallet. Buy the version that is not censored. There's also a petition that has been slowly getting signatures. The significance of the petition to Sony is likely negligible, but it's worth a shot: https://www.change.org/p/so...
It's because Sony recently relocated their gaming HQ to San Francisco, ie, the SJW hub of the world filled with deplorable NPCs that think they know better than you and think they have a right to police what you consume. Very sad to say, but I don't see this going away anytime soon until Kas himself does something.
They allow beheading, mass murder and all other type's of violence, but a little bit of cartoonish boob jiggling and it's disgusting and needs censoring........like you say, someone should tell Sony to get their heads out of their asses.
THE HELL IS GOIN ON!? Sony has always been the lenient one when it came to censorship, now all of a sudden they go crazy with it? what happened?
Playstation HQ moved out of Japan and into California.
So if the HQ got out of cali and into another state it'll be fine.
A lot of snowflakes in Commiefornia
Yup. Silicone valley is sjw central.
California. You mean the porn capital of the world? Seriously, I doubt that was it, as even Sony Japan could still put a stop to this. No one in California is putting pressure on Sony that they aren't putting on everyone else, and there is no reason for them to make up these policies even if they were getting direct pressure.
They’ve done stuff like this in the past. For example, Sony also censored BMX XXX when it came out, while Nintendo and Microsoft did not.
Boo history booooo
BMX XXX was a really bold game, to be frank.
SJW army has taken control of Sony.
Sony censors and Nintendo does not...........WHAT???!!!!
I'm a sony fan boy, in the grand scheme of things.. this is minor... but I'm one of those people who actually enjoys fan service.. these moves make me more and more consider PC.. I just don't have the money for one.. but I always liked the idea of mods.. but at the same time the exclusives make me stay...
Dude mods are so awesome for games like Onechanbara, Senran Kagura lol and fighting games. Nude mods rule! 😂
I'll play them on the Switch, and Sony can not make the license money from it. Same effect if you buy on PC. Eventually, devs will not bother releasing these games on PS, and then Sony can lose out even more. That money will make more of a difference to them than any moaning or petition will. I won't swear off Sony just yet, but I won't just say "whatever" and keep going on. I'll complain, and make my opinion known, and I'll support these games elsewhere. Kind of a natural progression for me anyways, since I played most of these games on the Vita before anyhow. Sony will lose millions in revenue every year, and while that may be a drop in the bucket overall, it's still something. Maybe they'll reverse these policies going forward, because they haven't even made any kind of statement why they're doing this, and that's even more annoying than them doing it. It was so sudden that it was unjustifiable for the devs making games for the system about to release.
@SSJ4Ryuk Okay maybe minor was a poor choice of the word. The two accessories they removed from the game isn't a huge deal for me (in the grand scheme of things) is what I meant but yeah, as I mentioned, I still don't appreciate any censorship as I'm the guy who enjoys fan service.. That's why I say PC is a considerable option more and more.. I wouldn't even consider PC unless I have extra money for it or if Sony continues this and expands on this censorship
There's a Spanish saying that translates something like "the birds are shooting at the scatterguns".
Good thing this is only being released in japan and when this gets out to japanese players sales will fail. At least noise from both sides should affect things
they release in multilple languages and us players import from stores like playasia. So although its not distributed here people import games all the time even.
Yeah, I’ve got DOA 3 Fortune, but I’m not importing this
This is a bull crap move. Moving HQ to California was a fatal move.
Saw this coming Pretty embarrassing when Nintendo takes a more mature stance than you in censorship
“Both of these items had some rather ‘curious’ uses but if Sony allowed them in the past, there should no excuse in allowing them now.” Indeed this is one of the dumbest forms of censorship. DoAX3 already released uncensored on the system, what’s the point in doing it for the rerelease? “It is still a mystery why this sudden change was made at Sony, but it seems to be affecting more of the games coming from Japan. Koei Tecmo, who is the publisher of Dead or Alive series, is no small-scale developer and if even they have to comply with the new Sony policies, it shows that they are getting strict with time.” This is a horrible trend when a publisher as big as Koei Tecmo can get affected by this.
Guess that means I’m buying the Switch version.
Guess I'll be getting this on Switch then. If Sony keeps this up I'll just buy on my naughty JP games on PC or Switch from here on out.
no more shocking than if they censored evenly like with violence, they just pick and choose on the left what to be outraged by. Looks like switch is the way to go.
Agreed. I love Sony and always will but this censorship crap not cool...at all
If they decided to censor violence like this, they'd end up failing miserably. What's more ironic is SSM has what is probably one of the most violent, abusive, and "demeaning" towards women games there is. Yet now Sony feels that that kind of stuff isn't appropriate if it's sexy. Some said it was because it was all pedophilia, but DOA has adult women, and they do not appear underage, and while provocative, never is straight up nudity or pushing the line fan service.
So, people who are moaning will buy it on the switch and get a 720p version with a lotion that makes the boobs wobble a little more and have the 4d rumble option (which is obviously Switch only). But PS4 owners get the game in 1080p (probably higher on the Pro) and the full VR mode included which lets you get right up close into the boobs but the boobs will just wobble at the default wobble-ness. Why are the pervs moaning again? just because they don't have the extra wobble to them? You do realise the 'game' side of the actual game will be identical. If you're buying the game to relieve yourself over then that's an issue which lies with you...
You're just as much a dork moaning that the portable system only gets 720p.
Well, based on the game, the physics and the visuals, I would imagine it is going to be 720p on the handheld mode and most likely a max of 900p on the docked mode to keep the framerate consistent. The point I was getting across was if you want boobs that wobble a little bit more then pick up the least advanced version. PS4 owners are getting the VR mode for free by the sounds of it - that's much better than a lotion that makes them bounce more...
It’s not what was censored, it’s the fact that it was that it was censored at all.
Yeah, but my comment was about all the people in here moaning and saying they are going to buy it on Switch now just because they can't make the boobs move a little more. It's stupid - the actual game (the thing you're supposed to be buying a product for) is identical. Well, it's actually more enhanced on the PS4 as you have the VR mode with it. that's what I was getting at. People claiming they will refuse to buy it because they can't be a little more perverted than they could with the other version. If they're that bothered, they should pick up the original game from Asia which is out now as that has the lotion and the VR mode and most likely is almost the same game.
Its not about the 'game' side of the actual game will be identical or not. Its about a ridiculous censorship that Sony has put in place.
The fact it changes nothing at all with the gameplay though - who cares? It's like when I reported on Aksys changing one image to meet the demands of the ESRB, that got blown way out of proportion.
Yes it changes nothing. But why should the censorship be there at the first place? When Nintendo of all people doesn’t even care about this, you know you’re doing something wrong.
better than the 0p that ps4 runs in portable mode. The docked will probably run a little higher. Or wait for the next version of switch which is rumored (spec bump) to launch in 2019 probably shortly after this game.
It's on their official page if you click the link above - 30fp and 720p handheld - 30pfs and 900p on the TV. PS4 is 1080p at 60fps with the PS4 Pro used to make the VR clearer via a Supersampled VR image. Also, you can do remote play on the Vita, with is a downsampled 720p or 1080p image (based on what your PS4 is) if you really want to play a game like this on the bus. I have nothing against the game, I have the previous version with VR which I got on sale from the Hong Kong PSN store, it's just not a game you'd really play outside in public places. Anyway - seems you're one of the Nintendo fans who like to defend anything bad said about the console, all I was saying is the Switch gets a lower framerate, resolution and the softengine 1.0 with the rumble feature - the Ps4 gets the higher resolution, framerate and VR. so who cares about an item which makes things wobble a little more? It doesn't affect the actual game so it's not a big issue.
@rob-gp actually I don't even own a switch yet, I defend good decisions and I criticize poor decisions no matter which company is making them. I was thinking of getting a switch next year depending on what they release. for example I criticized nintendo by tethering a phone to their online component. I criticized Microsoft for the cancellation of scale bound and fable legends. Sony is also fair game.
We're complaining because censorship is wrong. Don't get hung up on the content, but the reason its being censored when it doesn't need to be.
All I can say is let your voices be heard, let Sony know and show them the path of what happen to certain company. It'll change the policy for sure.
#motionwithlotion, #justice4tiddies !
As I grow older, I find myself leaning towards Nintendo products anyways. This censorship crap may have solidified my decision to go Nintendo/PC/maybe Microsoft next-gen. Fuck Sony for doing this.
I also tend to find myself leaning towards Nintendo, but you’ll miss out on some amazing exclusives if you skip out on Sony. God of War and Spider-Man were absolutely phenomenal, and I’ll bet there’ll be more amazing exclusives next gen, too. If you can, get both and revel in exclusive goodness from Sony and Nintendo.
Honestly, while Sony's exclusives are really good, I can live without. Sony's cinematic approach to their first party games is getting tiresome to me. They all feel same-y. I know I'm in the minority here, but that's just how I feel.
@CaitSith You can probably say the cinematic push is also because of Sony absorbing California. Hollywood.Why else would they rename themselves Sony Interactive Entertainment from Sony Computer Entertainment. That why there told me they wanted more of a western image since more than 90% of their sales are from the West.
Sure buy a ps4/5 when its cheap and their exclusives in the bargain bin, this news pushes me more toward switch and Xbox as primary gaming systems
Why am I not surprised. I hope Sony reverse this decision.
Just two years ago Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 was perfectly fine for the Asian market, but now it's not? Now I'm starting to think Catherine is going to get slapped with the censor hammer. If that happens, I'll probably take a "little" break from Sony.
I'd be curious how the PS gamers over in Japan are talking about this.
Bad move. I don't play these games but censoring them is wrong. Is it the Western wing that decides what gets censored when coming to the west or Sony in general?? This has been a trend with Sony these days, and it's not good in the slightest.
Apparently its for every region, and yes, the Western branch does the compliance testing. It's not even local anymore. Sony has always had a policy of allowing local regulatory rules dictate what was allowed to be in a game...outside a few specific examples which most would consider was too much, and they've always restricted AO ratings(or equivalent). Now, they're saying that this kind of content isn't appropriate anymore, and they did it rather suddenly, and on behalf of the entire world. The policy really makes no sense. Came out of nowhere. And is already affecting games that were in development, instead of having a set time with plenty of warning for the developers to adjust. There wasn't even a lot of outcry over this stuff for the past couple years beyond the typical random idiotic article, and it seemed like a lot of this SJW was starting to calm down, but now we have Sony inexplicably being the first company to truly bow to SJW demands....beyond just the stupid pandering that we've seen from other publishers....but outright censorship of games to appease a market that doesn't even care about games.
How hard is it just port the game to xbox one. The volleyball game started on the xbox any way.
Depends on how hard it would be for the fan base to buy it. Game isn't being localized, and without a western release, there isn't much of a install base in Asia for the X1 to likely make it worth it.
Move your HQ back to Japan Sony,or better stop listening CA's politics they're not the rest of the world.
Wow, I feel sorry for Japan/Asia as they're most likely the only region to receive this game. Sony Japan must be feeling upset about this?!
At this rate devs will probably stop making games for playstation cause of this crap
I'm not so sure just vote with your wallet and buy on switch, they only know how to follow the money
I think for a while it'll just be games get censored. But if it gets bad enough, the fans will go elsewhere to buy these games, which will eventually drop the sales, which will eventually cause them to stop trying. OTOH, the games may still sell OK, so maybe nothing will happen. If the game sales actually drop then Sony may end up losing enough money for them to change their minds. While these games don't sell huge numbers, collectively, they still sell enough to make Sony a lot of money on licensing costs. Most people that buy these games buy other Otaku style games, and those aren't likely to disappear, so the PS will still not be a system to ignore unless MS really picks up that market in the future, or people just go to the Switch....which may be alright for many Otaku games.
Wow, that’s so messed up. It’s an M rated game! Why the eff do you need to censor it!? What are we now back in the 90s and the next thing to happen is changing blood into sweat!? Good on Nintendo, I’ll buy it for the Switch then.
WTF when you're censoring games that Nintendo doesnt you're doing business wrong. Come on man the point of Dead or alive is just digital T&A
I feel like Sony is about to go down in flames, how can they not see these terrible decisions they've made since they got back on top. Its a shame.
I really loved Sony this gen but if they’re doing this I need to vote with my wallet. If it’s multi platform stuff and they censor it I’m getting on the platform that doesn’t censor it. I find this extremely disappointing.
they have great studios, but honestly horrible management :(