Ubisoft and Sony are finally addressing the controversial content players noticed while playing “Watch Dogs 2,” which was released just this Tuesday. Apparently, the open world action-adventure debuted with very realistic render of a sexual organ and a naked NPC.
The controversial sexual content started to make rounds on the internet when some players took to social media to share screenshots of the NSFW content of “Watch Dogs 2.” When Sony caught wind of the screenshots, it didn’t waste any time in suspending the players who circulated the screenshots.
One of the players who got suspended from accessing his PSN account shared his story on NeoGAF under his Goron2000 account. According to the gamer, he shared the screenshot he took of “a full vagina” on Twitter to show it to his friends. Hours later, he noticed that he couldn’t access his PSN account anymore and he also received a notice from Sony about it.
“We’re writing to inform you that your Sony Entertainment Network account has been temporarily suspended,” Sony’s email read. “We’ve made this decision based on your online activity in Live from PlayStation on14-11-2016. Content of an adult or sexual nature is against our Code of Conduct.”
In the first notification, Sony indicated that Goron2000’s account is going to be suspended for a week and that he’ll only be able to access his PSN account again on Nov. 21. Surprisingly, Sony wrote him a follow-up email stating that the duration of the suspension has been extended until Dec. 15.
NeoGAF user Goron2000 is not the only player who got suspended by Sony. According to PowerUpGaming, three other users had their PSN accounts reportedly banned due to the same violation of sharing “graphic” screenshots of “Watch Dogs 2” character.
Amid the suspensions, Ubisoft has come out to address the issue and promised to fix the nudity of an NPC via a new update that is slated for release within this week. “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,” Ubisoft stated.
The video game developer company also stated that it is going to speak with its first-party partners regarding the controversial content and the suspension of certain players, and it seems that Ubisoft is already done talking to Sony because Goron2000 updated his post on NeoGAF to reveal that the ban imposed on him by Sony has been lifted.
Another player who also got suspended has already taken to Twitter to confirm that Sony has reinstated his account, as per Engadget. Twitter user Swizzasaur wrote: “Sony have undone the suspension. We won! I think? They never admitted fault of course. I want to thank everyone for their support today.”