The first uncensored adult game on Steam has been restricted in 28 countries, just a week after release. Negligee: Love Stories, from developer Dharker Studios, has been at the centre of debate surrounding sexually explicit games on the platform in recent weeks. In May this year, Valve advised developers to censor the content of such games appearing on Steamor have them removed.
A game that a developer is calling Steam's first " percent uncensored" adult game is set to hit the popular PC platform Friday, complete with "sexual interactions and nudity" that were ly blocked by black bars.
Now, though, Negligee developer Dharker Studios says an uncensored version of the game "has completed the steam review process" and will be available without any need for patching on Friday, September That "Adults Only" filter rolled out last week and is now turned on for Steam users by default. That means games like Negligee will not show up in a Steam user's recommendations unless the filter is unchecked in the Store Preferences settings.
Alongside the filters, Valve now also requires developers to describe the "violent or sexual content" in games submitted to the Steam storefront to give potential players more information when browsing the store. Loading up the NSFW Steam for Negligee: Love Stories requires users to log in and read through a detailed description of the game's explicit content before seeing the full store listing or purchasing the game.
That description includes warnings of "illustrations featuring nudity, undressing, and sexual interactions Oddly enough, Valve's Steam Direct guidelines still list "pornography" as one of the types of content that "you shouldn't publish on Steam" alongside "content that is patently offensive or intended to shock or disgust viewers. We've reached out to Valve for clarification and will update if we hear back.
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