Information is still not common knowledge, can Funcom or the PS4 and Xbox One testers confirm what type of censorship the console versions have? If Conan Exiles has censorship of nudity, it should be of the pixelation kind, not the underwear kind. The purity of nudity should not be defiled nor covered by underwear when someone is nude. At least with pixelation, nudity can be visually acknowledged as being nude, whereas underwear leaves no room for roleplaying nor imagination to block out the fact that underwear is unrealistically covering up what should not be covered.
it really is a big deal. Nudity is a part of human nature and a part of the art of Conan Exiles’s adult and mature expression of the world and natural nature of the human body.
And there are games that even Sony approves, that have nudity, such as the Saints Row games, The Witcher 3, perhaps Outlast, MGS2, and other games that don’t need mods to have at least pixelated nudity.
and those games dont get slapped with an AO rating. they get M rating and approved by ESRB and consoles.
so Conan Exiles shouldn’t pull punches with console version nudity. nudity is a part of the game and should not be cut. Of course conservatives will be like the game is fun without that, but that pushes the industry back to the cradle instead of growing up into adulthood with these subjects. Gaming is not exclusive to kids and shouldn’t be limited by sensitive types that ignorantly condemn nudity in games, while they get ready for a new season of Game of Thrones and have a history of watching things like The Terminator and Excalibur.
Of course, being realistic with console policies, we know uncensored genitals are pretty much not allowed on consoles, but they can let pixelation censorship slide instead of devs resorting to the shameful “fruit of the loom” solution.
its easy to youtube “Saints Row 2 nude” and other key words, and see lots of examples of Xbox One and PS4 games in particular that let even full frontal nudity slide. uncensored nipples, etc. etc.and of course countless examples of uncovered posteriors.
So please, for the sake of not dumbing down Conan Exiles physical nature and the adult level maturity of its art, please resort to pixelation censorship instead of underwear censorship. there’s plenty of PS4 examples of nudity that funcom can slam in ESRB’s face, so ESRB can’t force underwear on people when they should be naked when they are naked, and only wear garments when the player chooses to wear garments. Conan Exiles can further encourage the console industry to be more flexible and mature towrads nudity, just like they allow even ultra violence to exist in gaming (like MKX). So it’s wrong and foolish to condemn nudity, but allow graphic violence in console games. Nudity is innocent and pure and the truth of the body.
Censorship is a delusion in itself conceived by cowardly and ignorant minds. Censorship is deception in itself, deceiving the masses from the natural truth and biological facts of the human body.
Also, from what I seen of the PC version, I love how it has the most realistic first person view ever, having the body more visible from the chest to waist down. Too many games still resort to floating arms, or just feet. or just up to the legs or waist, when realistically, human eyes should be able to see their body from the chest down, and its amazing Conan Exiles does not overlook that natural detail. Hopefully the console version doesnt dumb that down. like what happened with Project Eden, on PC it has realistic first person view and full body visible awareness in first person, but on console it was cut down to the legs.
Well looking forward to hearing what direction they are taking with PS4/X1 versions nudity. it would sell more copies the more nudity it has for the player avatar. and if console versions include the more realistic first person view of their own body, that would make it one of the most immersive games ever.