Resident Evil 4 VR Succumbs to Censorship, Dialogue and Animations Sexualizing Ashley Removed

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Resident Evil 4’s upcoming VR edition for Oculus Quest 2 headsets is a censored edition of the survival horror classic that lacks some of the content from the original. This has been confirmed by Facebook, which sent UploadVR a statement today explaining how the developers changed certain in-game dialog and animations to make the game a better fit for “a modern audience.” The majority of the censored content seems to relate to Ashley Graham, who some evidently thought was overtly sexualized.

Some of the censored content:

  • Luis looking at Ashley’s chest: “I see that the president’s equipped his daughter with ballistics, too.”
  • Ashley propositioning Leon at the end of the game: “So, after you take me back to my place, how about we do some overtime?””
  • Leon to Hunnigan: “Somehow I thought you’d be older.”

Players have also been prevented from being able to look up Ashley’s skirt in a certain portion of the game, while an animation of her covering her legs and calling Leon a pervert has also been removed.

Facebook’s statement:

Oculus Studios, Armature, and CAPCOM partnered closely to remaster Resident Evil 4 from the ground up for VR. This includes immersive environments and high-resolution graphics. It also includes select changes to in-game dialogue and animations that we believe will update Resident Evil 4 for a modern audience.

Resident Evil 4’s VR edition will be released tomorrow on October 21. It will be available to play exclusively on the Oculus Quest 2, Oculus’ latest wireless VR headset starting at $299.

Source: UploadVR (via VGC)

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