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Ubisoft is removing Watch Dogs 2’s Naked NPCs (NSFW)

After quite the interesting reveal of fully-rendered genitalia being present in Watch Dogs 2, Ubisoft have released a statement apologizing for the inclusion of visible genitals and have announced that they will be removed in time for the PC release. Do you think Ubisoft are right in removing it, or is this issue just being blown out of proportion?

Ubisoft is removing Watch Dogs 2's Naked NPCs (NSFW)
This article contains NSFW images.

Watch Dogs 2 has experienced quite the interesting launch, but perhaps not for the reasons Ubisoft wanted.

The devs wanted to create a detailed world, but perhaps they went a little too far with the detail. Earlier in the week, users began posting content that revealed that both female and male NPC characters within the game have fully rendered genitalia, much to the amusement of the community. Images and videos have been shared on various social media platforms, even getting one user suspended from Playstation Network.

After this was revealed, it appears Ubisoft have realized this is perhaps not the best idea, and have released the following statement to Polygon:

“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.”

Although multiple NPCs within the game have fully rendered genitals, it appears that Ubisoft are mainly referencing here a post by a user named Swizzasaur, who shared an image of an NPC’s vagina on Twitter, to then receive a 1 week suspension from Playstation Network for breach of usage terms and conditions, under the Adult Content clause.


Swizzasaur seemed happy on Twitter that news outlets were picking up on the issue and sparking a discussion about the issue. As of the time of writing, his suspension has been overturned by Playstation Network, but he has not received an apology. He is adamant that the suspension was not the fault of Ubisoft, but instead Sony.

Swizzasaur tweets his feelings on the subject of being suspended from Playstation Network
It appears a fair amount of users within the Watch Dogs 2 community believe that, out of all the issues within gaming, nudity is a very minor one, especially in a Mature rated game. Regardless of the morality of the issue, Ubisoft clearly doesn’t want their users suspended from their favourite consoles, and this is clearly a form of damage control. Watch Dogs 2, regardless of this issue, has been very well reviewed and seemingly loved by the community, offering a vibrant and open city-scape that some felt that the original Watch Dogs lacked.

You can purchase Watch Dogs 2 now on PS4 or Xbox for £39.99, and pre-order the PC edition for the same price.

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Jacob Preston

This is an issue blown out of proportion as you put it. The game has an age rating of 18 so people could expect the odd nudity scene.

 

 

No one complains about them in TV series such as Game Of Thrones and Westworld.

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