Ubisoft not too long ago got here beneath hearth in Japan for censoring blood in the nation’s model of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which the developer initially blamed on Japan’s Computer Entertainment Rating Organization (CERO). However, the score physique denied that it had any involvement in the censorship, main Ubisoft to challenge a “heartfelt” apology for apparently making a mistake.
As reported by Kotaku, the problem got here to gentle when Japanese gamers seen a scarcity of blood results in Valhalla although the in-game menu did comprise an choice to show blood on, which didn’t work. Considering the choice was current, gamers thought it was a glitch, however was shocked when Ubisoft claimed that it was compelled to take away blood in order for Valhalla to be rated in Japan, and that the motion was taken “in consultation with the related organization.” However, CERO claimed in an official assertion that “we had nothing to do with this and that we have absolutely not been contacted whatsoever or received a request for a meeting regarding this issue.”
Both Valhalla and Ubisoft have since been panned by gamers, with some calling the sport a “scam.” As CERO’s assertion made rounds, the developer issued an apology and claimed that the lacking blood was the results of “a problem within the company.” Ubisoft has promised to analyze the problem and report again in due course.
It’s potential that Ubisoft preemptively censored blood, however why it launched a press release claiming it consulted related authorities is anyone’s guess. As for the blood results, they may probably be restored with a patch.