Idea Factory to Cease Localizing Games Requiring Censorship for Western Market
Idea Factory President Haru Akenaga has spoken about the censorship of sexual content in the Western gaming market.
That’s honestly their decision, but yes, sadly, it has stopped us from localizing certain Compile Heart games. We don’t want to censor anymore because we know that’s not true to the original developed art.
Continuing, Idea Factory’s Akenaga was also asked whether we will see more of Asian releases such as Moero Chronicle in near future; to which Akenaga said:
That’s actually Compile Heart Asia’s decision, not really ours. We could start seeing that more in Asia, but maybe we should do something to change in the West in the future. Anyway, we just don’t want to censor anymore.
There is no doubt that Japanese developers and publishers are quite lenient when it comes to sexuality and nudity in their games, but the entire censorship renders it difficult for those games to arrive in the Western gaming market the way they are supposed to. You can catch up on the entire interview by heading to the source!
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