@Knight-Raime said in Can we Stop With Pointless Censorship?:
I'm not sure about what got censored in the arks hour as I didn't see it. However the censorship with clothing seems to go inline with NPC clothing and nothing else as far as I know. This "makes sense" because most NPC's are rather young even if legal. Far as the changing of other stuff I can't really say.
I can't say I feel terribly strong about it one way or another though I understand both sides. If Catschief ends up being censored i'll be disappointed for sure. But It won't really ruin my enjoyment of the game.
I believe this was it.
And this is mere Twitter speculation, so take it with a grain of salt.
Presumably, the cause for all the mumbo-jumbo is an outside company with no interest for the artistic rights of the JP developers.
I gotta be honest here, you're looking at a company (SEGA) with a Mature rated game, while they're infamous for the PS"pornable."
(Also, PS5 will literally spy on your conversations. So SEGA might want to check the wiretapping law on that before committing to PSO2 Global.)
The censorship doesn't seem rather necessary, unless you're bowing to an entirely different home base than California.
(In that case, just drop the international branch and let other countries run PSO2 how they want. Your wallet will thank you.)
@ZorokiHanuke said in Can we Stop With Pointless Censorship?:
I am assuming that any "new" cosmetic additions to the western client were pre planned long ago. So the team may not be actively censoring stuff, other than the word changes, but simply adding the outfits they had already on queue. It's probably just that (again, as an assumption) those outfits were already edited way before the Global game even released. That's one of the ways I can see the issue with the outfits.
As for word changing? COULD be build based. What's a build? For those who may not know, some games update in what's called a "build", which is simply a 'packaged' more updated version of the game, given by the dev to the publisher to deploy on their region. I'm trying to say this in the simplest words so everyone can see my point. Those builds could have been created months before release, and maybe the older builds didn't have so many edits, while newer builds included the word changing.
Again, this is simply me assuming.
Agreed, could be compete laziness of the predetermined Teen rating they made when they forgot they didn't have the resources.
As the game aged in Japan, so did the content rating increase.