Senran Kagura 7EVEN Producer Says the Game May Take Some Time Due to Stricter Regulations
Senran Kagura series producer Kenichiro Takaki recently commented on strict regulations that may extend development time on Senran Kagura 7EVEN
In an interview with Akiba Souken, Senran Kagura series producer Kenichiro Takaki commented on the ongoing development of the next game in the series Senran Kagura 7EVEN. Although not referencing Sony Interactive Entertainment specifically — Takaki-san commented on stricter regulations on sexual content in the west.
Translated by Gematsu, Takaki-san said:
“Recently, worldwide regulations regarding sexual depiction have been getting stronger, and in that respect, we have to make games in a way that they aren’t misunderstood. Certain things are harder than they’ve ever been before. Given that, I think [the game] is going to take some time… We want to make it happen, so right now we’re at a place where we’re thinking about how to do that, and various other things overall.”
Back in October, Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal had its “Intimacy Mode” removed from the game’s western release due to Sony’s new regulations on such content. Platforms like Steam and even the Nintendo Switch have become alternative platforms for many fans of games with this type of content.
Valve, in particular, came under fire earlier this year after threatening to remove a bunch of games from their platform, Steam, over adult content. It is worth mentioning that the Senran Kagura series was never targeted during this specific incident. Since then, Valve has backtracked on their initial stance towards such content. Interestingly enough, Nintendo has been the outlier in this issue… which is quite funny to me personally since they’ve always been seen as the more kid-friendly company.
As of right now, Senran Kagura 7EVEN has no release date and is planned to launch exclusively on PS4. In August, we got our first look at Asuka’s new character model in-game.