Ubisoft To Remove Explicit Content From Watch Dogs 2

An apology has also been issued.

Ubisoft says that a future title update for Watch Dogs 2 will remove some particularly obscene content which was recently discovered in the game’s final release build.

The content in question, which comprises a surprisingly well-rendered part of the female anatomy, was recently found and shared by an early access player via a screenshot taken using the PlayStation 4’s Share function. The player’s PSN account was quickly suspended and slapped with a one-month ban. While this may sound a bit harsh on Sony’s part considering the fact that the offending content was in the actual game in the first place, deciding to publicly share such an explicit image via social media instead of simply reporting the issue directly to Ubisoft probably wasn’t the best call.

Ubisoft, for its part, vowed to remove the offending content in a public statement released this morning:

"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.”

Of course, having sexually explicit content in its games isn’t the only way in which Ubisoft has recently found itself in hot water. If you’re still interested in buying Watch Dogs 2 despite its questionable content, you can also read about what’s included in the game’s season pass.  

Nate Hohl

Nate Hohl got his start in the video games journalism industry shortly after graduating college and since then he has come to find enjoyment in critiquing various forms of media (games, movies, books, etc.) and seeing how they affect our ever-developing idea of culture. If you'd like to contact him, you can do so via his email address, nate.hohl@greenlitcontent.com, or his admittedly oft-neglected Twitter account @NateHohl.

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