News Krzysiek Kalwasiński
03.11.2017 22:46
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Sony defends "too gruesome trailers" from PGW 2017
The Last of Us: Part II Detroit: Become Human in the game database
Sony defends "too gruesome trailers" from PGW 2017

This year's Paris Games Week brought many great new trailers. Almost everyone could find something for themselves - from artistic games' enthusiasts, through kids, to more mature audience. Or maybe too mature? There are some offended journalists.

Paris Games Week 2017 was truly amazing. Sony showed many exciting games from various genres and along with big triple-A games there were many smaller, artistic games unveiled. The stars of the showcase were The Last of Us 2 and Detroit Become Human. We did not get the release dates, but the new trailers hugely hyped them.

The Last of Us in 2019?

Apparently, not everyone was happy with gruesome trailers of two said games. Developers' teams were criticized for showing violence towards women and children. Jim Ryan, head of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, spoke on their behalf. He was the host and he does not see anything wrong with those trailers:

We showed a lovely range of games [Paris Games Week 2017 conference] last night and The Last of Us obviously is a game made by adults to be played by adults. I should never prejudge this but it will probably be rated 18, I think it’s fair to say. And there’s that market for those people who like that sort of game. Adults who like that sort of game. And I think we cater for that, and at the other end of the spectrum there was Concrete Genie, which my eight-year-old decided was the game she would like to play very much. 

Ryan also explained that Sony's obliged to provide the developer's kit and identify a target for a particular game. Besides, The Last of Us 2 trailer was a perfect video to end the showcase.

The Last of Us 2 - PGW 2017 trailer

It seems like some still don't know there are games only for the adult audience. The games are becoming more and more popular, but not everybody treats them seriously. And it's not the first time video games are a subject of controversy.

Detroit: Become Human - PGW 2017 trailer

 

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Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gaming/news/playstations-jim-ryan-defends-last-us-2-trailer-game-made-adults/