Resident Evil 4 VR has content cut from the game in order appeal to a modern audience

Written by Chad Norton on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 4:28 PM
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Censorship is a hot topic these days, but I think we can all agree it's not as simple as a black and white answer. Although big companies taking action to be more inclusive and diversified is certainly a good thing, it can also lead to certain complications. The latest includes content cut from the upcoming VR port of Capcom’s most infamous title in the Resident Evil series.

Resident Evil 4 VR launches exclusively on the Oculus Quest tomorrow (October 21st), and as reported by some sources, includes many instances of dialogue or animations being cut completely from the game in order to appeal to a “modern audience.” Or, in other words, Facebook doesn’t want to be targeted by the mob of cancel culture online.

Most of the removed content involves any sexualization towards a character known as Ashely - the President's daughter - as well as other female characters. For instance, players can no longer up Ashley’s skirt, and she won’t call Leon a pervert for doing so. Another instance includes removing a line at the end of the game where Ashley says to Leon: “So, after you take me back to my place, how about we do some overtime?

Another scene cut from the VR port includes a meeting between Ashley and Luis, where Luis looks at her chest and proclaims: “I see that the president’s equipped his daughter with ballistics too.

Although Capcom was commissioned to develop the VR port with Armature Studios, it was Facebook themselves who requested the changes be made to the content of the game. Facebook even confirmed the changes recently, stating that modern standards have changed and they were done to make the game more appealing to today’s audience.

Oculus Studios, Armature, and Capcom partnered closely to remaster Resident Evil 4 from the ground up for VR,” Facebook said in a statement. “This includes immersive environments and high-resolution graphics. It also includes select changes to in-game dialogue and animations that we believe will update Resident Evil 4 for a modern audience.

If you don’t like the idea of censorship though, none of these changes have been implemented in the original versions of RE4, as it was at Facebook’s request not Capcom’s. No other gameplay changes were made either, and it has been dubbed a very faithful VR port of the original game, bar the cut dialogue and animations.

What do you think? Should Facebook have censored these scenes? Would it have been too much for modern audiences? How much does this affect your enjoyment of the game? Let us know!

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15:18 Oct-23-2021

Just a thought, why not make a definitive uncensored edition for the rest of the world who doesn't give a f***.

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18:25 Oct-21-2021

I think games are a bit like an art, you don't go out and repaint every classical paintings because it contains nudity. You don't chop off d*** of Roman statues. Whether it's male/female hell even children. It shouldn't be changed. And history proves if something is banned it creates tension and the more it's illegally sought after. Just because of some easily offended butthurt people.

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06:21 Oct-21-2021

now imagine is valve decided to censor another artist's game before putting it on their platform? they wouldn't go for that. no one would. but these companies are allowing facebook to do it and that is why I refuse to get any of their products. they have proven to be controlling of anything they touch.

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23:34 Oct-20-2021

Facebook,Instagram & C., are viruses far worse than any Covid, At least the Covid after 10 days of isolation you get better and forget it, but FB and other, they bother you, and spam you, endlessly. My contract forbid me to have any "social profile" aside from Skype and alike and i am damn happy about it.

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13:10 Oct-21-2021

Out of curiosity, what "contract"? I don't think I've heard of a job that forbids people from having social media profiles (if they want to) outright. Posting work stuff - sure, plenty of NDAs and stuff exist. But having an account being forbidden..? That sounds like overreaching to me, even if you personally are ok with it.

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20:55 Oct-20-2021

I can see how some people would be slightly irked at the actions/scenes in question, but I don't see a major problem with them, personally, nor would anyone who isn't essentially a single nobody who spends their evenings on twitter (you know the type).


That being said, I'm also not fond of art being changed, even if it doesn't change the main plot/idea, because it's a slippery slope and humans can't be trusted with it. That's how we end up with walkie-talkies for guns sometimes.

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20:30 Oct-20-2021

ehhh... times are changing i guess

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17:59 Oct-20-2021

I don’t care modern audiences would even care about such innocent voice lines. Facebook desperately trying to gain some sympathy

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17:15 Oct-20-2021

God of War is coming to PC on 14th January 2022 btw

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21:24 Oct-20-2021

I wish they would release GoW 1-3

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06:18 Oct-21-2021

1 was and then the ultimate edition is. you just need to use the Microsoft store.

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16:55 Oct-20-2021

This woke culture is driving me nuts. Goddamn these retards...

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16:53 Oct-20-2021

Facebook bans and censors people who investigate how Facebook and Instigram are harming young users.


Facebook bans and censors people who expose how Facebook leaked/illegally sold private user data from tens of millions of people without their consent.


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Facebook: promotes fridge conspiracy groups. Polarization. Promotes activity that is destroying global democracy. Hosts Chinese propaganda. I have even high budget ads on Facebook, paid for by Chinese interests, stating in plain English, that the "West Must abandon democracy and adopt autocracy under China" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/10/05/china-is-exploiting-search-engines-push-propaganda-about-origins-covid-19-study-finds/

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20:48 Oct-20-2021

And let's not forget they also "mysteriously" went down juuuust as the whistleblower came out with all this lovely facebook info, to make sure that insta/wapp/fakebook being down is what's in the headlines, drowning out the actual reports that matter.

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