Ubisoft to remove Watch Dogs 2’s explicit nudity – NSFW

watch dogs 2 hitYesterday, we reported on an issue with Watch Dogs 2, where a PlayStation 4 player found himself suspended from the PlayStation Network for a week – which has since increased to a month – for uploading an explicit image of a nude NPC model. It’s not his fault. He bought the game, found the situation amusing, shared it via ‘Live on PlayStation’ to Twitter, and Sony banned him.

Since the drama arose, Ubisoft have spoken out and said that this week, a patch will remove such nudity from the game. It’s a shame, because it’s a human body, we all have one and most of us know what genitalia looks like, but it’s wrong to look at it! It’s ok to mill other NPCs down at high speeds in cars, or blow innocent pedestrians up with explosives, or shoot baddies in the head, but looking at the human body? WRONG.

The original image shared to Twitter:

As reported by Gamespot, “We’re aware that one of the NPC models in Watch Dogs 2 is rendered in a way that is particularly explicit,” Ubisoft said in the statement. “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.”

In the past 24 hours though, the user by the name of Swizzasaur has had the ban lifted, and he can return to playing his PlayStation online. It does leave the gaming community with a few questions that need answering, such as the one I raised above about what is and what isn’t permitted, why is it in the game if you can’t screenshot it, and as a mature rated game, should nudity have to be removed? We’re all adults here, even if we all don’t act like it at times.

In other Watch Dogs 2 news, the game launched yesterday with broken competitive multiplayer, while co-op still functions just fine, reportedly.

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