The Order 1886 Photo Mode Nudes Are Censored – Facebook Influencing Video Games?

It appears that Ready At Dawn or Sony made the decision to not allow its aged 18 plus users to take photos of the nude characters in The Order 1886 video game on the Playstation 4 using the newly added Photo Mode. It’s an unusual move considering you can take regular screenshots using the share feature and makes us wonder what the mentality behind it is. We can imagine some players attempting to take close ups of a particular man’s private parts or zoomed in shots of exposed breast but considering the game’s 18 rating it does strike us as a bit of unnecessary censorship. One could argue the limited adult content can be shared with the wider community via Facebook and Twitter directly from the PS4 as a reason to block the content but this does not extend to the 18 rated violence which is given a free pass. Facebook in particular has some tough rules on exposed flesh so perhaps this is where the answer lies but raises the issue of third party social media affecting the content in a video game. Take a look at the video which shows exactly what happens when players attempt to view or snap a photo of the nude/topless characters in the game. Then ask yourselves whether you agree with Ready At Dawn or Sony’s decision to do this and possibly adhere to the whims of Facebook at the expense of players who have no interest in sharing their images with external social media platforms.

Written by: Rob Cram

Rob Cram has hundreds of video game reviews, thousands of articles under his belt with years of experience in gaming and tech. He aims to remain fair and free from publisher/developer influence. With his extensive knowledge, feels his gaming opinions are valid and worth sharing. Agreement with his views are entirely optional. He might have a bias towards cyberpunk.

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  1. PSIN4MANT April 19, 2015 |

    You’re mature enough to take artistic photos, but not mature enough to keep from writing pointless clickbait articles?

    • Robert Cram April 19, 2015 |

      The Internet is a diverse and massive place so instead of venturing forth you spend your time engaging in pointless viewing to the point of being so involved you have to comment. I guess that’s your prerogative, just like it’s mine to write “pointless clickbait articles”.

  2. facebook influencing video games ? , only facebook? , well if you dig you will see that games are influenced by Facebook gamers , Movies , people with ADHD , it is not only facebook

  3. NL37 April 19, 2015 |

    Its already in the game?! Would love to hear their reasoning behind it

    • Robert Cram April 19, 2015 |

      You can also take screenshots of the same scenes using the standard “Share” feature. I guess someone really doesn’t want the close-ups being shared.

  4. andy April 19, 2015 |

    Holy crap, its only 2 months since playing the game and I forgot how mind blowingly good looking it is. I guess its all the sub par looking Star Wars Battlefront footage from the past few days that made me forget.
    Oh wait, sorry, I’ll get back on what everybody else is saying about the Star Wars footage “there is no WAY that is ingame engine, no way in hell”. Lol, why wouldn’t it be?

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