South Park: The Stick of Truth has been censored in a few regions, and in a new interview, show co-creator Matt Stone has discussed the issue, admitting that it, “does feel like a double standard.”
Speaking with the Guardian, Stone said, “It does feel like a double standard, a little bit. We weren’t willing to change the content, but also it doesn’t ruin the game – it’s like 40 seconds’ worth of the whole game. As long as we could make a joke out of the fact that they made us cut this, that was fine.
When asked if people perhaps approach taboo and mature subjects differently in a game than on television, Stone replied, “There is an interactiveness that makes it different. In movies and television you can do stuff that’s morally grey very easily, because you get to show consequences, you get to show reward, but in a video game there’s a reason why everything is a Nazi, zombie, or alien – these are pretty clear moral choices.
“There are things that make people more uncomfortable in an interactive world, definitely. But that said, what we had in the game, we could have shown that on TV pretty easily, especially now.”
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