Explain why it is only the US console version of Conan Exiles has no full nudity, especially when other games have had fully-detailed nudity on consoles in the US, Grand Theft Auto IV being one such example, even if it was just in cutscenes, it was still there. It is clearly a ratings board decision, not Sony or Microsoft.
Japan does something similar to this already with DLC for certain games, any game that is rated Z by the CERO (Computer Entertainment Rating Organization) on consoles requires credit card payment to be purchased.
Since this topic has’nt gone away since May 8th, I’ll fan the flames alittle more.
As @CrystalGoddess pointed out, there have been console games that display full frontal nudity.
The most recent that comes to mind for me is Red Dead Redemption 2 since I’ve gone back to hate playing it recently. In RDR2 there is an npc you can encounter named the feral man, he’s naked, dangly bits an all.
If I’m remembering correctly the first RDR had male nudity as well (what is it with Rockstar and dongs?)
For Conan, it is not only the nudity causing the rating. It is how often, how in your face, how gratuitous it is, and whether is really needed to tell the story–violence, the “slaving” of thralls and objectification of the barbie doll physique of the women that combine to make the game beyond what the rating board certifies as M. This has only parts to do with Sony/MS and Funcom, and more to do with the ratings board. Sony and MS do not directly rate the games. The game gets a rating, then Sony or MS decides to allow the game on its console based on the financial profit they can make. AO tend to sell less, because less audience, and as @Shadoza has stated, the console itself is marketed in the US to early teens and “family” friendly. Funcoms only part is to “censor” what parts it needs to get the M rating in the U.S. and other territories to get the most sales without losing the idea/core of the game.
They chose that the genitalia is the part that was not mechanically and crucial part of the game, and got the rating down. The Violence, objectification, slavery aspects are part of the mechanics as well as the lore.
Watchdogs had lady parts, and it took one moron taking screen cap and sharing to get it patch out.
GTA nudity… is hidden, and (nuts and sticks anyway) there no female bottom halfs.
No one really cares for boobs part, you start showing bushes and branches, snowflakes this side of world start melting. And there way to many of them here now…
If ESRB made a middle ground bewteen MA and AO (■■■■ games) we’d be set.
Then again, if Funcom had dropped a NA version with full package via website that was rated AO. I think a few of us would have hit them up.
I’m confused by this entire issue. I live in the US and play on the Xbox. I bought a digital copy without the nudity patch in May 2018. Played the game for months. Found out there was a patch, did a little research. Switched my xbox settings so I could download the patch. Switched my settings back without any problems. I play on official US servers with full nudity. Problem solved without any changes to any entrenched system. After watching boobies bounce for a couple (maybe more) of months and my wife’s good natured humor, the allure did wear off.
So instead of trying to change the world, look on reddit or similar sites. Everything you need to know is there.
Wow, it didn’t realize how different it was for PS4 players. I’m sorry to hear that. Even though nibbly bits don’t really make a difference to game play, it bugged me knowing there was a version that allowed “richer” gameplay than I was experiencing. To be honest though I feel the same way about the mods on the PC version of the game. There’s some amazing things being done on that side of the game. If it wasn’t for the cost if entry, I would have switched over. I almost did a couple of months ago.
It is verry easy to explain from the sight of some ppl it would sound like this:
Cruel use of weapons and torture are ok but no bees and flower related things please- we are ppl with verry big problems about bees and flowers- what who said something about the biggest filmproduction about bees and flowers is located here ? Here neeeeever … (google will help you find out where the “bee and flower - wood” is. )
Its simply a question of how some ppl want others to see the world in only one correct way: theirs
REALLY ? You are blocking even to write the word which can stand for bees and flowers in this forum ??? Bees and flowers is an all natural thing - and please we are writing in a Conan connected forum! My my what crazy world we are living in.