Sony isn’t down with some of the more lewd elements of certain games, and they’ve let publisher XSEED Games know as much in regards to the upcoming release of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal. Originally set for a fall release, the game has been delayed in order to remove the Intimacy Mode from the PS4 version at Sony’s request.
Intimacy Mode will still be available in the PC version, but that one is still getting hit with the delay in the process. XSEED will update with the new release date soon, and they added in a second tweet that they “respect the wishes of the platform holder.”
— XSEED Games (@XSEEDGames) October 13, 2018
Tom Lipschultz, localization producer at XSEED, added his own comments and replied to another Twitter user to say that this is a “brand new policy” and that the interactivity of the mode appears to be the issue.
“If you don’t stand up for the stuff you don’t like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you’ve already lost.” -Neil Gaiman
I don’t like intimacy mode in SK. But I’ve always stood up for it, because…well, this. This is how it starts, my friends.
Welcome to the new ’90s. https://t.co/4epvlENVde
— Tom Lipschultz (@wyrdwad_tom) October 13, 2018