“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 the statement. “While Watch Dogs 2 is a mature-rated game, we apologize and will update this NPC model to make it more consistent with other NPC models in the game in a patch to be released this week. We also 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.”
The in-game genitalia was shared in a screenshot by Twitter user Swizzasaur. The user was banned for a week by Sony for sharing “content of an adult or sexual nature” on the PS4. The suspension has since been raised to a month. We’ve contacted Sony for comment on why the punishment was increased after the fact.
This incident isn’t the only thing that’s marred Watch Dogs 2’s launch. The game’s seamless multiplayer feature was deactivated right before the game launched because it was causing the game “to lag and crash periodically.”
You can read GameSpot’s review-in-progress of Watch Dogs 2 here. Critic Peter Brown said, “You can have a lot of fun playing Watch Dogs 2 offline, but multiplayer–when it works–shouldn’t be ignored.” He added that the lack of seamless multiplayer at launch is disappointing as the game “needs something like PVP to round out its open-world.
“There are a lot of diversions on the map and plenty of interesting discoveries to make, but the in-game world is on the small side and only sparsely populated with NPCs,” he said.”