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NobleTeam360 said:
The thing I took away from this is that Sony feels the need to moneyhat games like Senran Kagura

To be fair, it is not confirmed that Sony moneyhatted 7Even, though it is implied. He suggests that they are only considering PC and PS4 as potential platforms for the game and suggests that it would likely not be possible to release a Mature version of the game on other platforms. You would think that if it were possible to release 7Even on Switch that he would release it there, the series got it's start on Nintendo platforms and Nintendo is now more friendly to mature content than they used to be back then, so it seems like the perfect platform for 7Even, and yet he suggests that it's not possible, which implies moneyhatting by Sony. He has also talked about possibly releasing the series on Xbox in the past, and yet it also sounds like he's not considering Xbox as an option for 7Even. 

Pretty sad if Sony did indeed moneyhat a niche game like Senran Kagura, they must feel super threatened by Switch's fast sales worldwide and especially in Japan. Hopefully after 7Even has released they drop Sony completely if they haven't gotten rid of this stupid censorship policy by then, and release the next game on Switch, Xbox Scarlett, and PC instead. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 04 February 2019

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Put it on Switch and Xbox.



shikamaru317 said:

Article doesn't want to format on VGC so here is the link and I will summarize it: 

https://twinfinite.net/2019/02/senran-kagura-censorship/

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This might help from gematsu.com

Senran Kagura 7EVEN original idea being reconsidered due to sexual content regulations

Takaki worried about worldwide strengthening of regulations.

In a new interview with Inside Games, Senran Kagura producer and Honey∞Parade Games president Kenichiro Takaki discussed the current status of the August 2017-announced PlayStation 4 title Senran Kagura 7EVEN.

“It seems the original idea we had imagined [for Senran Kagura 7EVEN] would be impossible to release,” Takaki said. “So we’re redoing, or rather reconsidering, everything about the game.”

This was part of a response to a question from the media regarding Takaki’s thoughts on Sony Interactive Entertainment’s strengthening regulations on the presentation of sexual content. Takaki said that this trend of regulations is not limited to PlayStation, but will spread around the world to affect every platform and genre. With this trend arriving sooner than expected, Takaki expressed his concern. “Right now, I’m really worried about what to do.”

Asked if the increasing strictness of sexual depiction on PlayStation 4 might result in the series shifting mainly to PC, Takaki responded, “It is not impossible. Considering the genre and its niche nature, it would be tough to make the game only for PC. The PC has a lot of realistic shooters, so hmm… If we can do that we will, but a lot is uncertain right now.”

A release window for Senran Kagura 7EVEN has not been announced.

Thanks, Games Talk.

https://gematsu.com/2019/02/senran-kagura-7even-original-idea-being-reconsidered-due-to-sexual-content-regulations

 



This is ridiculous and has been a problem with Japan in the last 10 years. The focus on fan service is embarrassing for the Japanese industry. Is it not possible for him to design a game with a strong foundation and let that speak for itself? Is this side of industry so defeated that maid outfits, bikinies, and "sexy content" mandatory to sell Japanese games now? Pitiful.



Xxain said:
This is ridiculous and has been a problem with Japan in the last 10 years. The focus on fan service is embarrassing for the Japanese industry. Is it not possible for him to design a game with a strong foundation and let that speak for itself? Is this side of industry so defeated that maid outfits, bikinies, and "sexy content" mandatory to sell Japanese games now? Pitiful.

Senran Kagura has a great foundation imo, in fact I think they are better Musou style games than any actual Musou that I have played. But the fan service is a huge part of the series' charm.