In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, you can climb a giant naked statue of Zeus right in the beginning, but apparently, it is censored in the Middle East through a clever trick.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has an official release in the Middle East with complete Arabic localization. Of course, it wasn’t possible to release the game without making some slight changes, especially when it comes to nudity. This has happened in the past with The Witcher 3 and even Assassin’s Creed Origins had minor cosmetic changes made to the game.
What’s amusing is that in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the censorship can be seen right in the beginning and the culprit is none other than Zeus whose private part became a running gag since you can climb on it. He is a part of the main quest with the first synchronization point unlocking fast travel, so almost everyone has to see the statue.
The way this is done is rather clever since it is covered with a leaf, however, the way the player can still clip through it was disappointing to see because it shows this was a simple hack and Ubisoft didn’t even bother to fix any of the collision detection. It is possible that similar tricks are used later in the game, but this is the earliest instance of seeing it in motion.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is available now for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.