The creator of South Park, Matt Stone on Friday released his own statement about Ubisoft’s decision to censor the European version of The Stick of Truth, in which the publisher decided to cut a total of seven scenes from the game, including those about abortions and probing, despite it’s 18+ rating.
He gave the following statement to the Metro “We weren’t going to change the content, so we’ve written little cards to explain what is going on, what they’ve censored, and made a joke out of it.
“We’re talking about 30 or 40 seconds out of the whole experience but we wanted people to know exactly where the line was: this is what you couldn’t see but for some reason the rest of the world could and we have no idea why. It’s not cool – it’s lame, ridiculous and stupid.”
“We really didn’t want to make a game that sucks,” Stone added. “There were some South Park games, like, 15 years ago but they were just cheap licensed products and we hated them, frankly.”
“The limitations of the consoles didn’t work for us and that’s why we didn’t do one for a long time. The Stick Of Truth started when we figured out: “Oh, you can actually replicate the look of South Park on an Xbox, and wow you can walk around like you do on the show.”
Ubisoft say that the decision to censor this content was a ‘market decision’, only affecting the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, whilst the PC version remains unchanged.
Let us know if you have tried out South Park: The Stick of Truth yet, and what you think of the censorship below.