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Facebook Has Reportedly Censored Parts Of 'Resident Evil 4 VR'

Facebook Has Reportedly Censored Parts Of 'Resident Evil 4 VR'

Ashley Graham, Leon and Luis now say different dialogue in the VR version.

Imogen Donovan

Imogen Donovan

The VR version of Resident Evil 4 has been subjected to a number of changes that tones down the level of flirtatiousness and sexual innuendo in the original game, and it's safe to say that fans aren't thrilled.

Developed by Capcom, Oculus Studios, and Armature Studio for the Oculus Quest 2, Resident Evil 4 has taken on different forms over the years, and this one turns it into a first-person shooter. As Leon Kennedy battles his way through the infected village, this choice to put the player right into the boots of the iconic character "brings new richness and depth to the Resident Evil experience you know and love."

However, it looks like the newest version of the survival horror has sanitised some of the sexualisation of the original's scenes. Spotted by Happy Warrior and Bounding Into Comics, revisions have been made to the dialogue spoken by Leon, Luis Sera and Ashley Graham and one of the achievements.

Take a look at the evolution of Resident Evil below!

According to a translated comment from the developers, content that pertains to "sexual harassment, sarcastic expressions, sexist conversations, and expressions that may be indirectly linked to them" has been taken out of the game. This was the request of Oculus (and Facebook) and Capcom agreed that the text should be removed, so Armature Studios effected those changes.

One of the examples of the differences between the original and the Oculus Quest 2 version is that Leon no longer flirts with Ingrid Hannigan at any point in the story. Another is that Luis Sera doesn't comment on Ashley Graham's body and the "Secure the Ballistics" achievement has been renamed to "Secure Ashley." And, Ashley doesn't hit on Leon when the two escape on the jetski at the end of the game.

A proportion of fans are annoyed that this version of the game is missing the cheesy comments and jokes that Resident Evil is famed for, whereas others say they probably wouldn't have noticed the changes until they were pointed out to them. Resident Evil 4 VR launches towards the end of this month, and it'll be interesting to see whether or not the general populace agree with Oculus's choice to alter the game's tone.

Featured Image Credit: Capcom

Topics: Resident Evil, Capcom