Update: Ubisoft has stated in a message to Kotaku that it will soon be patching out the offending genitalia.
“While Watch Dogs 2 is a mature-rated game, we apologise 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.”
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The publisher has also clarified that it is only “patching the one female NPC.” Does this mean that she’s the only one with vagina textures? This makes us curious as to what’s lying beneath the clothes of most NPCs, and whether it’s standard policy to render them anatomically impaired. New research project – here we come!
Original Story: It seems that it’s possible for Sony to ban one of its users for sharing certain “suggestive” content. The subject so foul as to bring down the ban hammer? Vaginas. Well, a vagina,
Thanks to a mistake by Amazon, NeoGAF user Goron2000 received his copy of Watch Dogs 2 on Saturday. They were thoroughly enjoying the game and its many features until an incident the following day resulted in punishment from Sony.
“On Sunday evening I accidentally blew up a few women in a back alley with a gas pipe and then I saw *it*; someone at Ubisoft had rendered a full vagina on one (or maybe more) of the females in the game,” wrote Goron2000.
“I took a picture of this funny oversight with the in-game camera and shared it on Twitter for my friends to see and I posted it in one of the Watch Dogs early release threads on here. Cut to tonight where I can’t access any services while playing the game and then when I tried to sign in there was a very brief message about my account being suspended.”
(The trailer below doesn’t feature any vaginas, just FYI)
The text sent to Goron by Sony was as below. Essentially, they’ve shut down the account for a week because of the inclusion of sexual content.
“We’re writing to inform you that your Sony Entertainment Network account has been temporarily suspended.
We’ve made this decision based on your online activity in Live from PlayStation on 14-11-2016.
Content of an adult or sexual nature is against our Code of Conduct.
The suspension will last 1 week and will be lifted on 21-11-2016. You won’t be able to access online multiplayer, PlayStation Store and other network features until the suspension is over.
We take the decision to suspend an account very seriously, and we only do so after one of our moderators has carefully analysed the situation. PlayStation Support therefore cannot overturn this moderation decision.
We ask all our players to act decently, respectfully and with consideration for us and other players while using PlayStation Network. To make sure you understand the behaviour we expect from our community, please review the Code of Conduct here before returning to PlayStation Network. Please be aware that any further breaches of the Code of Conduct may result in a longer suspension or even a permanent ban.
Watch Dogs 2 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB; after all, it contains lots of guns, violence, criminality, and people saying naughty words. Clearly some of that content isn’t necessarily suitable for everywhere. What’s strange is that Sony can ban someone’s account for taking a picture, sharing it on Twitter, and posting in a NeoGAF thread. It doesn’t sound like Goron shared the post on any public PSN channels.
It’s as if they don’t want anyone to know that some of the ladies in Watch Dogs 2 have actual factual vajayjays.
Just in case you’re curious, which I know that you probably are, here is what they look like, courtesy of a prostitute who suffered a player-induced accident.