One could fear it, and it is unfortunately confirmed. Facebook told the Upload VR site that several dialogs from the Oculus version of RE4 had simply been redacted: “Oculus Studios, Armature and Capcom have worked closely together to remaster Resident Evil 4 from A to Z for virtual reality. This includes immersive environments and high-resolution graphics, but also selective changes in the dialogue and in-game animations which we believe will update Resident Evil 4 for a modern audience ”.
The notion of “modern public” seems here to refer above all to a certain public which could have the annoying habit of being offended… at not much. The redacted passages indeed concern mainly sexual allusions, as when a certain Luis launches at Ashley “From what I see, the president’s daughter is also very well equipped” and Ashley responds “Old Pervert”, or even when Ashley this time makes this naughty proposal, “When you get me home, can we do a few extra hours?” “, which of course is absolutely unbearable sexism and even borders on auto-micro-aggression (irony…).
Be careful, asking this young woman for such number is BAD; but chain cutting zombies is good
A complete scene has even been removed, the one where at the very end of the game Leon asks for the operator’s phone number and tries to seduce her with a “You look pretty cute without your glasses”. Here again, we shudder at so much indecency … Let’s face it, these concessions made to the guardians of social justice and good morals 2.0 appear heartbreaking to us, at least, especially since these somewhat naughty dialogues are part of the “pulp” coating of the original work. We can imagine the massacre that would be today a JV adaptation of the Banshee series (could we still do a series like Banshee today, that’s a real question…).
In 2021, eliminating all sexual allusions in the JV in the name of the fight against misogyny (which has good back), is once again to pass the video game for a pastime intended primarily for children (and children, “We must protect them”, etc.). Except that RE4 and the children (or even the VR and the children…)… We also note that the beheadings, dismemberments and other horror scenes of RE4 are finally more acceptable for the editors than slightly saucy remarks on the turn of breast of a young lady. Noted.
Resident Evil 4 is available today on Oculus Quest 2.