Developer LKA and Wired Productions have introduced that their horror recreation Martha Is Dead is being censored on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on the final minute. Consequently, the sport’s digital launch will go forward as deliberate on February twenty fourth however its bodily model has been delayed to a later date. Martha Is Useless’s Xbox and PC variations stay unaffected.
What’s being censored in Martha Is Useless PS5, PS4 variations
In its assertion, Wired Productions didn’t disclose what’s being censored and why. The corporate, which appears stunned by Sony’s last-minute calls for to chop content material, mentioned that it’s been clear about Martha Is Useless’s delicate themes because the very starting, and even added in-game disclaimers for gamers earlier than such scenes performed out. A part of the assertion reads:
Each Wired Productions and LKA have all the time been open and sincere about Martha Is Useless content material, with the delicate depictions in play persistently communicated to the media because the recreation was introduced in 2019. This content material can also be flagged clearly and repeatedly inside the recreation itself earlier than play begins. It’s with remorse that now we have needed to modify the expertise on the PS5 and PS4 variations, with some components not playable. After over 4 years of ardour and exhausting work, Developer LKA now requires additional time to make these unplanned modifications.
A press release on Martha Is Useless pic.twitter.com/bXDZu2hRP9
— Wired Productions (@WiredP) February 11, 2022
Opinion: I’ll reserve judgment till I see Martha Is Useless’s uncut model
Zarmena writes… Sony has some fairly graphic and violent first-party video games on its platforms (The Final of Us Half II is certainly one of many) so I’m curious to know what precisely received censored and why. I’m reserving judgment till I see the scenes, particularly within the recreation’s context. What I do discover weird is that Sony waited till the final minute to demand modifications. A bit annoying for the devs, I’m positive.