A gory psychological thriller game is being censored on PlayStation, according to its developers. Watch a trailer for the game here:
Martha Is Dead is due to be released later this month, but the physical edition for the PS4 and PS5 will be delayed by several weeks after Sony asked for changes to be made.
The game is described by developer LKA and publisher Wired Productions as 'a dark first-person psychological thriller, set in 1944 Italy, that blurs the lines between reality, superstition and the tragedy of war'.
When they say dark, they're not lying, with viral clips showing one scene in which a dead woman's face can be seen being sliced off with a knife.
In a statement, LKA and Wired Productions said: "Martha Is Dead is a narrative adventure recommended for adult audiences only, with play consisting of potentially discomforting scenes and themes that may distress some players.
"Both Wired Productions and LKA have always been open and honest about Martha Is Dead content, with the sensitive depictions in play consistently communicated to the media since the game was announced in 2019.
"This content is also flagged clearly and repeatedly within the game itself before play begins.
"It is with regret that we have had to modify the experience on the PS5 and PS4 versions, with some elements no longer playable.
"After over four years of passion and hard work, Developer LKA now requires extra time to make these unplanned changes.
"Martha Is Dead, as a result, will still launch digitally on both PS5 and PS4 on Thursday, February 24th, 2022, but the physical retail release will be delayed to a yet to be disclosed date; although we anticipate this to only be a small number of weeks."
A statement on Martha Is Dead pic.twitter.com/iI3T5s4LYR— Martha Is Dead (@MarthaisDead) February 11, 2022
The statement went on to state that the PC and Xbox versions of Martha Is Dead will be unaffected and will launch with the full unedited gameplay as planned.
LADbible has contacted PlayStation for comment.
Featured Image Credit: LKA/Wired Productions