Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Is Also Not Safe From Censorship!

Another game, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is getting censored on one platform, perhaps for no reason at all.

Earlier this year, we have talked a few times about how Sony started applying censorship on the PlayStation 4 here and there, including one of the best games of 2019 so far, namely Devil May Cry 5 from Capcom. We don’t know yet if Sony has already created a list of rules regarding the censorship (we wrote about it, too), but one thing is for sure: we can talk about censorship once again, and this time, it’s about a remastered version of a game that is twenty years old…

On Twitter, AllGamesDelta has revealed that the Siren summon got slightly modified. It’s unreasonable already, but we’ll go a step further – Shiva’s character, who doesn’t wear a lot of clothing (and we have lightly put it), did not get censored. Where’s the logic here; why do you need to censor one character but not the other one? Wouldn’t it have made more sense if you either censored both characters or leave them both untouched? Is there still no set of rules at Sony for the censorship? And why do this with an old game, no less? If someone had Final Fantasy VIII on the PS1, then they likely had no problem with the summon in the past. A generation has grown up since…

So the trend continues: while Nintendo is more and more open to collaboration with the rating board (ESRB for America, PEGI for Europe, USK for Germany, etc.), Sony seems to go the other route. And the twist here is that the roles have been reversed!

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered launches on September 3 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Let’s see the images where you can (or cannot?) see everything:

Source: Jeuxvideo-Live

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