Never Compromise, Even in the Face of Armageddon
Earlier this year, Top Hat Studios released a game called Sense – A Cyberpunk Ghost Story, which is exactly how it sounds. It is a supernatural horror/mystery set in a cyberpunk world. It launched on Steam to mostly positive reviews, however when it was announced that it would be released on Nintendo Switch, a vocal presence called for it to be censored. The developer received death threats and other messages of harassment, but Top Hat Studios has been adamant that they will not be censoring the Nintendo Switch release.
The game does not even really have any content that is questionable or provocative. There are characters with big anime tiddies and dressed in semi-revealing clothes, but nothing that could not be found in other games. There are also violent and gory depictions of deaths, but again, nothing too extreme or even beyond what could be expected from a horror mystery game. The game is set in 2083 Neo Hong Kong, which as we know, a game having anything to do with China is a big no-no for that country, though the claims against the game have nothing to do with the setting, interestingly enough.
Top Hat Studios released an official statement on New Year’s Day that the claims that Sense – A Cyberpunk Ghost Story should be censored are ridiculous and that “the game will not be censored. We categorically refuse.” Boom. Sense – A Cyberpunk Ghost Story is available now on PC and will launch on January 7th for Nintendo Switch.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING CALLS DEMANDING CENSORSHIP OF SENSE – 不祥的预感: A CYBERPUNK GHOST STORY
Our commitment to our audience and to developers is we will never infringe on creative freedom or expression. pic.twitter.com/VV5IcGbJ7P
— Top Hat Studios, Inc (@TopHatStudiosEN) January 1, 2021
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