Beyond Censored In Europe, But Story Won't Be Affected
Bear in mind that this is a very slight censorship.
As confirmed at the European PlayStation Blog, Quantic Dream's highly anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusive Beyond: Two Souls has been "briefly censored" in Europe.
Sony representative Ross Alexander confirmed in the comments section that "two cuts have been made to the European version" so the game could be sold with the PEGI 16 rating. But really, this only involves about 5-10 seconds of gameplay that has been edited. Sony wanted the PEGI 16 rating to make the game available "to as many people as possible," so the light cutting had to be done. But as Alexander added:
"I can assure you that this does not affect the game’s story at all, and that if you didn’t know these scenes had been amended, you wouldn’t even notice."
Oh, but I'm sure some people will still freak out. It's interesting, however, to note the small differences between the ESRB in the US, with a rating of "M-Mature, 17+" and the European PEGI scale, which only goes to 16 years of age. Maybe that one year difference is the reason for the altering of that 5-10 seconds. Anyway, Beyond should be beyond awesomeness.
Related Game(s): Beyond: Two Souls
10/1/2013 10:21:18 AM Ben Dutka