Beyond: Two Souls has been censored in Europe and while Quantic Dream are known to create bold games and push the medium, it looks like 5-10 seconds of gameplay in the EU version has been modified to achieve a PEGI 16 rating.
The US version meanwhile features no such censorship and gamers can enjoy the game as intended. The EU version is the same as the US version and US PlayStation Blog manager Ross Alexander has detailed some of the changes in the EU version.
“There are only two amends between the EU and US versions of the game, amounting to about 5-10 seconds of gameplay that’s not been removed, just edited slightly to be in line with a PEGI 16 rating,” he revealed.
“For BEYOND we wanted to make the game available to as many people as possible, hence applying for a PEGI 16 rating. The 5-10 seconds I mention above would have upped our rating to a PEGI 18, so it made perfect sense to make these two VERY minimal changes to get our planned 16 rating.
“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.”
We will keep you updated once we hear more on this. The game comes out on October 8th for the PS3. Stay tuned for our review soon.
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