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Will Sony censor Catherine: Full Body and/or lose Persona as a Playstation exclusive?

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Will Atlus concede Persona 6 to Nintendo if and when Catherine: Full Body gets censored?

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KManX89 said:

Welp, bad news, everyone: it looks like Catherine: Full Body will, in fact, be censored like many (though not all) of us feared it would.

"I will report this here for everyone.

There are no mysterious lights in Catherine: Full Body. (We went as far as we could go without the light shining.) To everyone worried about that, we love you. (We received about 10 more of the same question.)"

Friendly reminder that the Nekopara devs also said it had no white lights, yet it got censored in other ways, so this is almost a direct confirmation that they're going to censor it. Otherwise, they would've outright said it won't be censored instead of trying to skirt around the issue by saying the lights won't be tampered with.

There goes Persona as a Sony exclusive franchise. Seriously, Atlus/Sega won't put up with Sony's bullshit censorship policy, it's definitely leaving Sony at least as an exclusive, if not outright deferred to another platform holder (hello, Nintendo).

 

Please enlighten me, what exactly needs to be censored from P5 to make P6 leave a Sony device?

What exactly might be censored in Catherine?



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Immersiveunreality said:

Looks to be a bit overblown in this situation though i do not encourage any kind of censorship but that link you gave is too vague to be called factual/prove on censorship and even when it is factual it does not look like it can effect the game by much.

And it looked liked the developers are saying that they are wary of censorship while developing the game but not that the game gets censored by Sony after development.

The only way to be able to see if it's clearly censored or not due to external factors is if we compare it to a reference version and that would be the PS3/X360 version so when the game launches it'll be fun to make a comparison ... 



fatslob-:O said:
Immersiveunreality said:

Looks to be a bit overblown in this situation though i do not encourage any kind of censorship but that link you gave is too vague to be called factual/prove on censorship and even when it is factual it does not look like it can effect the game by much.

And it looked liked the developers are saying that they are wary of censorship while developing the game but not that the game gets censored by Sony after development.

The only way to be able to see if it's clearly censored or not due to external factors is if we compare it to a reference version and that would be the PS3/X360 version so when the game launches it'll be fun to make a comparison ... 

True.



KManX89 said:

Welp, bad news, everyone: it looks like Catherine: Full Body will, in fact, be censored like many (though not all) of us feared it would.

"I will report this here for everyone.

There are no mysterious lights in Catherine: Full Body. (We went as far as we could go without the light shining.) To everyone worried about that, we love you. (We received about 10 more of the same question.)"

Friendly reminder that the Nekopara devs also said it had no white lights, yet it got censored in other ways, so this is almost a direct confirmation that they're going to censor it. Otherwise, they would've outright said it won't be censored instead of trying to skirt around the issue by saying the lights won't be tampered with.

There goes Persona as a Sony exclusive franchise. Seriously, Atlus/Sega won't put up with Sony's bullshit censorship policy, it's definitely leaving Sony at least as an exclusive, if not outright deferred to another platform holder (hello, Nintendo).

where is the proof of this happening or is it pure speculation.

 

just like people saying o no now im gonna skip ps5 and go to xbox. great idea because xbox has such a great record of releasing japanese games.

 

and on the entire censorship of catherine full body shouldnt we wait until its released to compare it to the original one to see if anything is censored. because as far as i can remember there wasnt anything worth censoring in the original.

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Medisti said:
gergroy said:

Nintendo censors stuff way more than Sony... not sure why they would move there if their issue is censorship...   also, I don’t really care if they censor stuff, doesn’t bother me at all.   Definitely not a part of games that means anything to me.

Such as? Nintendo has censored its own games and games it publishes (such as Bravely Default) for a long time, but they haven't curated third-party content since like the 1990s. And there's a big difference between Nintendo saying, "Let's change our own games for different markets" even though I still disagree with that, and Sony saying, "Let's tell third-party devs what they can and can't do regardless of the local ratings boards." Seriously, This is why PEGI and ESRB and all those exist. There's no need for Sony to police it further because there are systems in place already to police it.

Well... I guess... but they also haven’t really had any mature games on their systems that they would have to worry about that with...  there really isn’t a market for those type of games on Nintendo systems... but I’m pretty sure Nintendo would have issues with third party games with mature content like that.  It’s basically part of their culture and is a counter to the audience they are trying to cultivate.  I guess I can’t really say for sure since Nintendo doesn’t really deal with third parties that much anymore...  basically, I would think Nintendo would try to censor more based on their history, audience, and business culture.



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last92 said:
KManX89 said: 

There goes Persona as a Sony exclusive franchise. Seriously, Atlus/Sega won't put up with Sony's bullshit censorship policy, it's definitely leaving Sony at least as an exclusive, if not outright deferred to another platform holder (hello, Nintendo).

Can you report some instances in the persona series that might be subject to censorship?

I really can't think of a single one to be honest.

Eh, I'm just gonna post links to keep the page from getting cluttered.

https://i.imgtc.com/t6uaHUp.jpg
https://i.imgtc.com/Qupxy8C.jpg
https://i.imgtc.com/vIZNCmp.jpg
https://i.imgtc.com/Dwk7BwQ.jpg
https://i.imgtc.com/UGH3C5e.jpg
https://i.imgtc.com/SlI730W.jpg
https://i.imgtc.com/Elh5Nhd.jpg
https://i.imgtc.com/WwYMRga.jpg
https://i.imgtc.com/TDIuZki.jpg

Oh yes, nothing the Western overlords at Sony would want censored or be demonized by puritanical non-gamer SJWs/Western journalists AT ALL.

Because throwing your ACTUAL customers under the bus to appeal to people who don't even play games/buy comics is clearly a sound business decision as has been proven time and time again.

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None of those images, particularly the Persona ones, have anything that would be censored. You appear to be delusional. Just simply wait for the Catherine release where you will easily be able to compare the PS4 ver to the PS3 one.



gergroy said:
Medisti said:

Such as? Nintendo has censored its own games and games it publishes (such as Bravely Default) for a long time, but they haven't curated third-party content since like the 1990s. And there's a big difference between Nintendo saying, "Let's change our own games for different markets" even though I still disagree with that, and Sony saying, "Let's tell third-party devs what they can and can't do regardless of the local ratings boards." Seriously, This is why PEGI and ESRB and all those exist. There's no need for Sony to police it further because there are systems in place already to police it.

Well... I guess... but they also haven’t really had any mature games on their systems that they would have to worry about that with...  there really isn’t a market for those type of games on Nintendo systems... but I’m pretty sure Nintendo would have issues with third party games with mature content like that.  It’s basically part of their culture and is a counter to the audience they are trying to cultivate.  I guess I can’t really say for sure since Nintendo doesn’t really deal with third parties that much anymore...  basically, I would think Nintendo would try to censor more based on their history, audience, and business culture.

Well, they aren't. At least, not in the same capacity that Sony is doing. This is 100% PS3-style "Smug Sony." They always pull the most boneheaded moves when they think they're invincible and then bend over backwards to win customers back.



Megiddo said:
None of those images, particularly the Persona ones, have anything that would be censored. You appear to be delusional. Just simply wait for the Catherine release where you will easily be able to compare the PS4 ver to the PS3 one.

Actually, Catherine might have some objectionable content and particularly with the phone mail if we go by Sony's current censorship policy but OP is almost certainly reaching since he's using CD drama cover art that's NOT even a part of the game itself and likely the other pictures appear to be either concept or fan art which reveals quite a bit about OP's rationale underneath his pretenses ... 



While I feel that there is a strong possibility that Peraona 6 (and maybe even a port of 5) will be coming to Switch as well as Playstation, I highly doubt it would be because of this. There really is not that much to censor (if anything) in Persona games anyway, compared to the games actually being censored.



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