Devil May Cry 5 for PS4 Is (Slightly) More Censored than on Xbox One and PC, but Only in the West

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With the worldwide release of Devil May Cry 5, it became quickly apparent that there is a difference between different versions of the game, which is slightly more censored in western PS4 copies.

Do keep in mind that the scene showcased in this article can be considered a spoiler and it’s pretty unsafe for work, so if you have not played the game just yet, and if you’d rather go in blind, I encourage you to avoid scrolling down to the gallery.

A few hours into the game a relevant female character appears completely naked. While on Xbox One and PC this is fully visible (even if no naughty bits appear due to the camera angle), on PS4 it’s censored by the usual infamous set of lights that visual novel players have gotten used to by now on Sony’s platform. Only this time they’re in 3D, and in a triple-A game.

Apparently, this bit of censorship has been applied by the day one patch on PS4, so you can avoid installing it to “turn off the lights.”

An interesting additional detail (discovered by YouTube user Naughty Gaming 2) is that this censorship has been applied only to the western version of the game on PS4. The Japanese version on Sony’s console is identical to the Xbox One and PC in this.

In case you already played the game or you’re not afraid of a spoiler and imagery that is slightly unsafe for work, you can check out the images for all platforms below. All the images have been captured from streams going on at the moment of this writing and running the latest versions of the game on the respective platforms.

To be precise, the western PS4 version comes from Shenpai, the Japanese one is from tail0902, the PC version is played by xAreios, and the Xbox One version comes from meghan_yeah‘s stream.

It’s worth mentioning that this isn’t the only censored scene in the game. There is another one in which a character appears naked from behind (with a direct camera angle that shows a bit more). This scene is censored with the aforementioned light on every platform and region.

If you want to learn more about Devil May Cry 5, you can read our enthusiastic review. You can also check out our wiki full of guides to help you out with some of the most challenging aspects of the title.

Devil May Cry 5 is going to be released worldwide tomorrow, March 8 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

The images below are in the following order: PS4 Western Version, PS4 Japanese Version, PC, and Xbox One.

[Thanks for the tip: Machiavelli and Zach Z]

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Giuseppe Nelva

Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.