Martha Is Dead Became A Victim Of PlayStation Censorship!

Unbelievable: Martha Is Dead’s indie horror remains intact on Xbox consoles and PCs, but the publisher Wired Productions has been forced to make changes on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 …


Here’s what they wrote in an announcement on Twitter: “Martha Is Dead is a narrative adventure recommended for adult audiences only, with play consisting of potentially discomforting scenes and themes that may distress some players. Both Wired Productions and LKA have always been open and honest about Martha Is Dead content, with the sensitive depictions in play consistently communicated to the media since the game was announced in 2019. This content is also flagged clearly and repeatedly within the game before play begins.

It is with regret that we have had to modify the experience on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 versions, with some elements no longer playable. After over four years of passion and hard work, Developer LKA requires extra time to make these unplanned changes. Martha Is Dead, as a result, will still launch digitally on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on Thursday, February 24, 2022. Still, the physical retail release will be delayed to a yet to be disclosed date. However, we anticipate this only to be a small number of weeks.

Our physical edition will still contain the bonus content of a double-sided poster, digital tarot cards, and Martha Is Dead Digital EP. We will update players with the date we ship this edition as soon as we have the information. The PC and Xbox versions of Martha Is Dead are both unaffected by these developments and will launch with the full unedited gameplay as planned,” Wired wrote.

Why resort to censorship? The North American age rating board, the ESRB, might have an explanation, but be warned. The following description contains spoilers: “The game depicts surreal, nightmare sequences of intense violence — Guilia cutting the face off a corpse and wearing its flesh, Guilia cutting a corpse’s stomach open and pulling out a dead fetus, a character slitting her wrist open. One sequence depicts a character shooting a bound woman off-screen, then burying the dismembered corpse.” Where’s the consistency? The PC and Xbox versions remain unchanged, while The Last of Us Part II had even harsher scenes than what LKA’s game will have…?

Martha Is Dead will launch on February 24 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: WCCFTech

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