Senran Kagura 7even Game Developer 'Reconsidering' Content Due to Platform Regulations
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
In an interview with Inside Games published last Friday, Senran Kagura series producer Kenichirō Takaki said that the original concept for the upcoming Senran Kagura 7even -Shōjo-tachi no Kōfuku- (Senran Kagura 7even: Girls' Happiness) game was changed, as the original concept cannot currently be released. He added that the development team was redoing and reconsidering everything about that game, but that it was not considering releasing two different versions of the game.
Senran Kagura 7even -Shōjo-tachi no Kōfuku- was originally slated for release on the PlayStation 4 in fall 2018, but it did not make the release date. Marvelous has not announced a new release date for the game.
The interview also touched on Takaki's thoughts on Sony's new stance on adult and sexual content in games releasing on the PlayStation console platforms. Takaki speculated that regulation will spread to all platforms worldwide. He thought that it was an inevitable development, but that it had arrived faster than he expected, and he is worried about how to proceed.
When asked if he was willing to move development of the series from the PS4 to the PC to avoid the regulations, he did not rule out the possibility, but said that it would be difficult to market the genre on the PC since realistic shooter games are more common on the platform. He also added that the regulations did not allow them to portray the characters undressing, or with their clothes being torn off, or with their breasts bouncing.
XSEED games delayed Senran Kagura Burst: Re:Newal (seen above right) to remove the "Intimacy Mode" on the game's PS4 version as per the wishes of the platform holder (the Steam version still features the mode).