Devil May Cry 5 on PS4 in the US has now had the game’s censored scene altered with those in Europe still receiving no change.
People who are against game censorship of any kind will have one less title to worry about. Devil May Cry 5 censorship has been removed in some PlayStation 4 versions of the game. A scene involving Trish originally looked different on this system than it did on other platforms. However, the first April 2019 patch has removed the obscuring effect. This means every region except for Europe can see the original version of this scene.
One of the weirder stories that came about earlier in March when Devil May Cry 5 released was when it players began discovering that one scene from the game had seemingly been censored of partial nudity, but only on the PS4 version of the game for those in western markets. Now, in a new update for DMC5, this censored scene has now been altered, but only in one market.
The addition of the censorship in the first place was quite confusing. It was only added to the PS4 version, which fueled the fires of rage against Sony’s recent censorship policies. There’s another scene in the game with a lens flare that covers up Lady’s nude butt, though it’s been in the game since launch and is on all versions of the game (not just PS4). Capcom also never edited a different cutscene featuring Lady naked, though in that scene she’s covered in a goo that gives her similar coverage to body paint, so perhaps they had determined that it was tame enough. Because they’ve never actually commented on either the censorship itself or the removal of it, it’s hard to say what their intentions were surrounding Trish’s butt cover up (and subsequent removal).
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This whole situation has been an odd one to watch unfold and this may very well not be the end of this story just yet. We’ll keep you updated if there are any further developments or if Capcom ends up commenting on the matter.
On non-PlayStation platforms, Capcom offered a rather revealing look at Trish in this scene. On the PlayStation 4, there was originally some light and lens flaring that kept people from seeing anything. Once this Devil May Cry 5 patch is applied, that is removed. Except in Europe, where the scene is still censored.
If you have been playing Devil May Cry 5 on the Xbox One or PC, well, then none of this applies to you. Only the PlayStation 4 version of the game was censored. People on those other platforms have always been able to see Trish as Capcom intended.