ADVERTISEMENT

Technology

Censorship of the PS5, Xbox Series version of The Witcher 3! What is the reason ?

ADVERTISEMENT

Censorship of the PS5, Xbox Series version of The Witcher 3!  What is the reason ?
Written by madishthestylebar

Game news Censorship of the PS5, Xbox Series version of The Witcher 3! What is the reason ?

Today is the big day… The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, one of the greatest RPGs of all time, is available on next-gen! Yes, the title of CD Projekt RED has finally had the right to its long-awaited free update. But if this update adds a lot of elements, starting with reworked visuals, it also seems to have been censored: a sex scene has purely and simply disappeared.

Does The Witcher 3 face censorship?

If Geralt De Riv is above all renowned for his outspokenness, his pronounced taste for money, his ability to conduct an investigation and his handling of the sword, the hero of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is also known for his torrid adventures. The character, during his journey which offers him to travel through the Northern Lands, lives many romantic encounters. One of the most popular is obviously the one he has with Yennefer, his great love. However, even though this last story is still featured in the next-gen version that has just been released, fans have discovered that a small part of it is missing: a sex scene between the two characters has indeed disappeared from this new version.

Quickly, many players then wondered if, like GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas in the GTA Trilogy: Definitive Edition, it was not a choice of self-censorship on the part of CD Projekt RED. Don’t worry: none of that: it would be above all an accounting problem.

Censorship of the PS5, Xbox Series version of The Witcher 3!  What is the reason ?Censorship of the PS5, Xbox Series version of The Witcher 3!  What is the reason ?

Mods would be the reason for the problem

As you probably already know, just like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and its Anniversary Edition, this next-gen update of The Witcher 3 has shipped with it many mods created by the community. In this new edition of the game, we find for example the mod HD Reworked by HalkHogan which greatly improves the quality of the graphics, but also HD Monsters Reworked by Denroth which reworks the design of the monsters or Immersive Real-Time Cutscenes by Teiji25… Like you you doubt it, it is the Teiji25 mod which is incompatible with this new version of the game.

This mod, which improves the quality of cut-scene images, has always been incompatible with a total of seven cinematics, including the sex scene between Yennefer and Geralt De Riv. The problem would come from a problem related to a lack of data to reproduce the animations.

Censorship of the PS5, Xbox Series version of The Witcher 3!  What is the reason ?Censorship of the PS5, Xbox Series version of The Witcher 3!  What is the reason ?

There is obviously little chance that this problem will be fixed with subsequent updates, since this problem has already been known for more than two years now – the mod having appeared for the first time in 2020.

The good news, if you can call it that, is that the absence of these seven scenes won’t prevent you from understanding the entire story; they could even be anecdotal according to some fans.

For more information on the next-gen version of The Witcher 3, we suggest you read or re-read our opinion on the latter by clicking here.


About The Witcher 3

Find out more about The Witcher universe

#Censorship #PS5 #Xbox #Series #version #Witcher #reason

ADVERTISEMENT

About the author

madishthestylebar

Leave a Comment