Steam Approves First 100% Uncensored Adult Game, More To Come
Steam may have had a history of regulations for adult games, but it looks like they’ll soon be releasing the first completely uncensored game. In the past, there have been guidelines for adult games and as a result of this, follow-up mods or patches have to be created after its release in recompense. Now it looks like the company is either seeing the error of their ways or simply becoming more lenient.
From developer Dharker Studios, Negligee: Love Stories is an anime style visual novel headed to Steam. It will also be the first adult game to launch without any sort of censorship. That’s right, no patch will be required. Before it got to this point however, the team had to pass an official review. According to Dharker Studios director Adam Tilley, the process was fairly straightforward. “I submitted the full uncensored edition for review, and they had no issues with the content since I filled in the survey properly,” Tilley told Kotaku.
However, the steps it took to get to this point wasn’t exactly smooth. The release of several mature games have been placed on hold for months now as Steam sorts out their filtering system. Unfortunately, there’s little to indicate when this brainstorming phased will end. Since then, adult games centered around pornographic content are starting to get the OK, with Negligee: Love Stories as the first to pass inspection. The bigger hammer wavers above graphically violent or gory games. With that said, there’s still more work to be done on Steam’s end before any official news on their mature content filter is revealed.
Despite this development, there are still hoops that this genre of developers must jump through for more visibility. Tilley stated:
The one downside about all of this is, I think most people do not know about this new filter and, what’s more, do not realize that it is enabled by default (removing these mature adult games from their store). Hopefully, though, awareness of that will grow with time, as it did when the last set of filters were added.”
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Negligee: Love Stories will arrive on September 14th, 2018 on PC (via Steam).
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