It has been confirmed by the design director, P.J. Esteves at Crytek, that some of the content in Ryse: Son of Rome had to be censored for the US market. He hinted that the game contains sexual content, and while that is fine in Germany, the same cannot be said for the US. He didn’t mention any details about the actual content that was censored. Here is the official remark from him:
Well, let’s just say that there are certain missions in the game that have risqué portions. I can’t talk more about it. It’s fine in Germany. That’s okay in Germany. In the Untied States, we had to cut some stuff out but, yeah, there are some. I mean it’s the Roman Empire, you know, and everyone knows what the Roman Empire was about. So we tried to keep it tasteful but at the same time we also rallied from history, you know, and try to make you feel like you are in that time period. And that’s not a euphemism for something
It was recently disclosed by The Electronics Entertainment Board, that the US version of the game does contain sexual content and partial nudity. Some are reporting that its a sex sequence in the game that has been censored, as the The Electronics Entertainment Board didn’t mention any sex scene in the summary. This news has angered the gamers all over the US, arguing that since violence is allowed in the US, there is no need to censor nudity.
Ryse: Son of Rome is an eagerly awaited Xbox One exclusive, an action adventure game set to release this month. The initial impressions of the critics weren’t positive. Recently, Crytek invited various critics to try out a more polished demo of the game, prior to its release. The response has been good and most of the issues that people had with the initial demo have been addressed. Being developed by Crytek, the graphics of the game have impressed every one thus far and its one of the few games that truly feels worthy of the next gen consoles.
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Update: Design Director at Crytek, Patrick Esteves confirmed that there won’t be anything cut in the USA version of the game.
Fact: There's no cut content in #Ryse for the U.S. All versions are 100% …uh.. viscerally equal 🙂
— Patrick Esteves (@BonePylePjyle) November 10, 2013
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