As Watch Dogs 2 released this week, one gamer quickly found that a bit of texture work had slipped through the cracks in Quality Assurance. A female NPC he’d accidentally blown up wasn’t wearing underwear. Twitter user Swizzasaur shared the picture via his PlayStation 4, only to find himself with a 1-week ban from Sony for sharing it. If you really want to see it, you can click on his Twitter handle above and explore.
Since then, Ubisoft has clarified that they intend to remove the texture from the game.
“We’re aware that one of the NPC models in Watch Dogs 2 is rendered in a way that is particularly explicit,” Ubisoft said in a statement to Polygon. “While Watch Dogs 2 is a mature-rated game, we apologize and will update the NPC model to make it more consistent with other NPC models in the game in a patch to be released this week.”
What about that ban?
Ubisoft also addressed the ban: “We are working with our first-party partners to ensure that players can continue to play and share all content from the game within the bounds of the first parties’ respective codes of conduct.”
Interestingly, it seems Sony extended Swizzasaur’s 1-week ban to a full month without any explanation as to why. Since the user hasn’t been able to use the network at all since then, it seems like Sony might be punishing him for bringing community heat down on them.