Idea Factory, the Japanese developer behind the Hyperdimension Neptunia series and many other titles, has stated in no uncertain terms that it plans to stay put on its policies as Sony tightens up on censorship in Japan and worldwide.
Guess this will be a loooong back and forth battle between Sony and certain publishers.
Sony needs to go. Japanese devs should focus on Steam,Switch and Xbox One to avoid the draaconian Sony policies
Until Sony reverses their stance. Or at the very least we support the games on another platform that doesn't have the same policies.
Would think MS would well announce taking such a stance if they intended to.
Please. Nintendo was the worst. You know what relaxed them? They needed sales.
So if you already have sale you need to be more strict?
@King_noctis No. What we're trying to say is that when any of the big 3 makes it to the top they slowly become more dictatorial in their policies. When Nintendo was at the top decades ago they had a very tyrannical approach to third parties. Sony comes along with very lax policies; Nintendo loses their dominance and is forced to change.
Did anyone see on resetera that Japanese game rated E on PS4 but rated M on Switch? Sony needs to get their crap together.
That is messed up. A few years ago it would be the reverse of that.
Gay dating simulator Dream Daddy was released on the PS4 with even more content than the PC version, and there have been no announcements about the game having to be censored. This also came shortly after Omega Labyrinth Z and Super Seducer were both banned from being released in the West on the PS4, despite the fact that Super Seducer has no nudity in it. What does Sony have against straight male gamers?
the hell are you talking about..people who owned dream daddy got an update that added the new content for free on PC...and the game doesnt have any nudes or sex in at all..there are way more games catering to straight males than women or gays..
Games with fanservice are also appealing to lesbian gamers. Straight males aren't the only customers on the market.
Dream Daddy is western made. This is about Japanese games.
Unless they reverse this insanity, I’ll move to Xbox next gen.
Xbox? PC is a more sensible choice.
Microsoft does similar stuff, it's less noticable since Japanese games arent very popular on the platform. Im a longtime Xbox fan too so i'm not making it up.
OK. Except if you care about these games, they won't be showing up on Xbox. Unless you're just standing up on principal, which is dumb, because I'm sure you could find some distasteful policy from all the console holders if you looked hard enough.
So you also won’t be playing them on Xbox ?
The PC is where you want to be for lack of censorship, not the Xbox, or any console. Nothing to do with system power or any fanboy stuff. That's just the way it is. The PC is wide open to all developers, without any gatekeepers or restrictions (unlike consoles).
Same with me my friend,i'll still keep my PS4 Pro. Next gen xbox for me t
So to protest censorship of Japanese sexy games your going to buy an xbox that doesn't have these games at all?
I don't think they used their brains writing those comments :) or most likely just trolling like they don't already own an Xbox and really own just a playstation.
I have all platforms. Will not buy a PS5. Unless this policy is reversed.
I'll be buying these games on Steam or Switch where they appear, really not happy with Sony for this.
Man that irks me. I love the platform but I hate censorship, if a game is R rated let it be frickin’ R rated.
Time to go back to PC gaming for me then.
I applaud them for their steadfastness, but they have censored their games for the west in the past. On top of that, I question if they'll stick to it when they know their games will still sell on PS even with having to tone them down for the audience. It's hard to pass up an 80+ million install base, and they have quite a following on the platform. That following isn't happy about this censorship policy either, but in real world practicality, I just don't expect the dev or their publisher to really just forgo publishing on PS because they're against this policy, and this comment of theirs seems more to ingratiate themselves to fans, than any real world attempt to reverse the policies. I also don't see a bulk of their fan base just abandoning them because of whatever censorship they may impose. They'll bicker, because they do that now, but the games still sell about the same. However, given the tweets, it's quite surprising that these policies did just come up rather suddenly. That's bad practice for Sony to follow, because you can't just spring things like that on devs who may be in the middle, or nearing the completion of a project. That's why most policy changes are given a date 3-12 months in the future, so games currently being developed don't end up losing out on potential investment. The only exception to this rule are for things which are security related, or in some cases, become way too big of a hot topic issue for them to ignore, which may be relevant here, but its not like this SJW stuff is anything new, nor has it grown in recent months...if anything, i'd say its more dying down, as people are paying less attention to the rhetoric. I don't know of any event that would have caused Sony to make such a reactionary policy, and they probably would have been discussing it for a while, and as such, they should have been more transparent and open with their devs about it.
"PS5 will dominate the market" Narrator: Sony messed up
Fight back against this.
Censorship is a huge no go. Not a very strong start for next gen if they keep this up.
SAVE THE BOOBIES!!!
That's a good title for a petition. I sure as hell would sign it!!
There is actually a petition right now that is trying to get Sony to talk about their censorship policy. If you want to, you can sign it through this link: https://www.change.org/p/so... Again, only if you want to. A lot of people think petitions usually mean nothing and honestly, I can't argue against that. However, it does serve well as a tally for how many people are against how Sony is treating niche Japanese devs.
I have no problem with games that boarder on child porn being censored. Saying a character is 40 while the face looks like a 10 year old doesn't make it less disturbing. Who the hell is into that anyway. Freaking weird.
What about the rapists, mass murders and terrorists in western games?
The bad guys in games?... I'd be fine with hunting pedophiles in game too.
You're confusing japans cute culture for CP and that's why the west hates it.
Not all the West... I know people who like it. I don't get it. It's disturbing to me, and most of the people I know.
Japan makes everyone regardless of age look cute, the west looks at cute as young or child-like. The ages of the girls in Senran Kagura are all over 15 and the only reason they are hidden in the western releases is because of western laws and culture. The ironic part is the ages of the girls makes no difference since the west judges everything by appearence. See 18 year old Marie Rose for reference and 15 year old Shiki.
See what happens when you move PlayStation hq to California.
Sony basically another American company now
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