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With the LKAs Martha is dead Now available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC (read Harrison’s take on the game here), you’re probably wondering what Sony had LKA cut to get the game released on PlayStation. There has been speculation since the news broke as to what is missing, and IGN managed to speak to publisher Wired Interactive to find out exactly what was cut and why.
For a, the circulating video of a player having to cut his face was indeed one of the interactive scenes that was cut for the PS4 and PS5 release, featuring a scene where the player has to open a corpse’s belly. Additionally, references to masturbation were cut and the PlayStation version of Martha is dead features more detailed content warnings at the start of the game than the PC or Xbox Series versions.
In addition to this, an optional censored mode has been added to the PS4 and PS5 versions which would remove face peeling and womb cutting scenes, as well as scenes depicting miscarriage and suicide. In fact, all versions of the game feature an option to censor self-harm scenes near the game’s final act, but the Xbox and PC versions lack the extended censored mode found on the PlayStation.
When approached by IGN, Wired Productions marketing manager Neil Broadhead said these requested changes came with Sony itself. “The content changes were made following conversations with PlayStation prior to our launch. , PlayStation has fully supported us to help minimize this delay.
Keep in mind that was after Martha is dead had gone before the ESRB, and received a mature rating. The process of releasing a game involves the game being pitched to Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, etc. so that the game can be sold on their respective digital platform. It’s not typical for a company after a rating has been given to the game to request changes.
Nevertheless, LKA Founder and CEO Luca Dalcò said that the changed scenes represent only a very small part of the game and that the changes made “[do not] distort the gaming experience.