Ubisoft is removing genitalia from Watch Dogs 2, after users were banned for sharing screenshots of them on PSN. Yes, really.

The game, which is rated 18 under the PEGI system, puts vagoos on show completely uncensored. The woo-woos are surprisingly prevalent, being a part of a standard NPC’s model.

vagoo

That’s fine, games have had rude bits on show before. What isn’t fine is that players are finding themselves banned from PSN due to breaching rules about sharing inappropriate screenshots when sharing images of them. Weirdly, users had their ban duration increased from one week to one month after the fact.

In a statement sent to Polygon, Ubisoft has said it will be patching out the various yonic textures in an update due to be released this week:

We’re aware that one of the NPC models in Watch Dogs 2 is rendered in a way that is particularly explicit. While Watch Dogs 2 is a mature-rated game, we apologize and will update this NPC model to make it more consistent with other NPC models in the game in a patch to be released this week. We also are working with our first-party partners to ensure that players can continue to play and share all content from the game within the bounds of the first parties’ respective codes of conduct.

Fortunately, Sony has been reversing the bans after this problem came to light. It’s worth noting that Sony certifies every game released on its platform, and so it accepted this content prior to launch. Extending the ban from a week to a month originally was incredibly harsh, and so it feels like the right decision to restore the users’ involved’s accounts.

Ubisoft says it will remove Watch Dogs 2’s ‘particularly explicit’ genitalia [Polygon]

 

Joe is LPVG’s resident hardware nerd. If it’s overpriced and has gaudy RGB lighting, he’s probably drooling over it. He loves platformers, MMOs, RPGs, hack ‘n slashers and FPS, with his favourite games being Mirror’s Edge, Left 4 Dead, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Oblivion and Dead Space. Don’t ask him about his unhealthily large Monsters Inc memorabilia collection. Seriously, just don’t ask…

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