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Ubisoft is removing all excessive nudity from Watch Dogs 2

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Ubisoft removing nudity from watch dogs

Watch Dogs 2 is in the news for all the right (and wrong) reasons this week. Aside from garnering heavy praise from critics, the game is launching without its multiplayer automatically activated because it’s so broken right now. On top of that, one unlucky early player found himself on the receiving end of a PSN ban, all for sharing the game’s unashamed and extreme nudity in some scenes. It’s caused an interesting conversation around what console providers should allow to be shared, but Ubisoft doesn’t want to be ground zero for that any longer.

Responding to the storm brewed on NeoGAF forums, Ubisoft has vowed to remove all excessive nudity from their open-world game in an upcoming patch. The publisher issued a statement yesterday regarding the issue, saying that the inclusion of the modelled nudity might have been overly explicit.

Which is certainly might be given your stance on the matter, but it still makes little sense why Ubisoft is apologising for a feature they actively implemented. Here’s the statement in any case.

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.

What’s more interesting is the discussion that this has brewed over the types of terms of service Sony gives players when utilising the PS4’s share functionality. Sony right now prohibits any explicit content being shared through their consoles, but it does beg to be questioned when the games it supports and actively promotes feature it inherently. There’s nothing wrong with Ubisoft implementing content like this for a maturely rated game, but it seems disingenuous for the like of Sony to throw their hands in the air and ban users for sharing its content.

It’s a discussion that’s not likely to go away, and in a way I hope it doesn’t. As games push to be more inclusive of more themes, rules and standards need to keep up. At the very least there should be functionality or breathing room for PlayStation users to share any content from any game available on the system. That just makes logical sense.

Last Updated: November 16, 2016


  1. Peter Pan

    November 16, 2016 at 08:24

    Um…The Witcher 3 was excessive in Nudity, and that was a console release, as were many other games. Plus, I just saw the picture and I’m really trying to understand the context within which such a scene would exist. It doesn’t look like any in-game cutscene, and mission scene, but I stand to be corrected.


    • Raptor Rants

      November 16, 2016 at 09:07

      It was a random accidental killing of a prostitute in game and the way she landed revealed all.


  2. Original Heretic

    November 16, 2016 at 08:27

    I think that Sony dropped the ball here. Yes, their terms state no mature content must be shared, blah blah. But if the game is rated mature and has such content, why not allow players to share/post it? All they need to do is then ensure that content shared from M rates games is only accessible to M players.


    • HairyEwok

      November 16, 2016 at 08:57

      That would mean more work for Sony. More work they’re not willing to do over the rating on games.


      • Original Heretic

        November 16, 2016 at 09:02

        Laziness is no excuse for not doing a job properly. It’d be pretty easy for them to do it, it would just take time.


  3. VampyreSquirrel

    November 16, 2016 at 08:31

    Are they going to get Sony to drop that poor persons ban?


    • Andre Fourie

      November 16, 2016 at 08:34

      I hope so. Swak styl Sony, swak styl.


    • Andre Fourie

      November 16, 2016 at 08:35

      If he had gone green then he wouldn’t have this issue…


    • HairyEwok

      November 16, 2016 at 09:00

      Honestly I doubt they will. Sony did say in the e-mail they’re super serious about these kind of things and Sony support cannot overturn the moderation decision.


      • VampyreSquirrel

        November 16, 2016 at 09:10

        I guess that’s also true. The person should have been more careful with what they shared out of the game onto social media.


    • Raptor Rants

      November 16, 2016 at 09:08

      It was a week long ban. Not perma


      • VampyreSquirrel

        November 16, 2016 at 09:11

        It was changed to a month


  4. Ottokie

    November 16, 2016 at 08:42

    Are they going to get a different ESRB rating now?


  5. Raptor Rants

    November 16, 2016 at 09:07

    Wait… Fixing the female models is easy. Just add underwear. How are they going to fix the male nudes?
    With these?



    • Admiral Chief Argonian

      November 16, 2016 at 09:46

      Borderline…I’ll allow it


  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 16, 2016 at 09:32

    It’s a classic case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing, and now it’s bad PR.


  7. Darren Peach

    November 16, 2016 at 10:19

    Oooooh……Censorship !


  8. Guava_Eater

    November 16, 2016 at 12:02

    You know in a game where you can shoot and kill people a dick or a boob really shouldn’t be a big deal….


    • bluegoon

      November 16, 2016 at 15:24

      Nee maar dit was n tannie se guava


      • Guava_Eater

        November 28, 2016 at 09:13

        Is there any other kind….?


  9. 40 Insane Frogs

    November 16, 2016 at 12:45

    Ubisoft, you dumbass, stop pandering to these adult children. Be proud of copious displays of muffin and wang.




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