Ubisoft has today been forced to apologise after PlayStation 4 users reportedly had their PSN accounts banned for sharing ‘graphic’ screenshots of naked non-player character models.
According to users on social media (NSFW image in link), Sony has been suspending users’ access to its online network for up to a month for sharing screen captures of said NPCs via the PS4’s built-in share options.
In an official statement sent to Power Up Gaming on the matter, Ubisoft apologised and said that although the game holds a mature rating, one particular NPC model was rendered in a “particularly explicit” way – and vowed to cover the female character’s modesty in a patch due for release later this week.
The publisher’s full statement reads:
“We’re aware that one of the NPC models in Watch Dogs 2 is rendered in a way that is particularly explicit. While Watch Dogs 2 is a mature-rated game, we apologize 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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