The Last of Us Part II Banned in The Middle East
Even if The Last of Us Part II is one of the most anticipated games of the year, it seems that the title of Naughty Dog will not be released in some countries, especially with those in the Middle East.
According to reports, a user on Reddit asked the PlayStation team why people in the Middle East region are not able to pre-order the game via the UAE PS Store. To this, one of the PlayStation support team members stated the following: “If any game did not exist in any Store region it means that the game is banned by the competent authorities of the country and we can not do anything regarding that.”
It is already known that LGBT and Nudity content are already banned in the region of the Middle East, therefore, The Last of Us Part II will be banned in the same countries. This is not a new thing and there were cases of various studios that made small changes to their games so that they could be released, such as the case of CD Projekt Red, which censored all their sex scenes from The Witcher 3.
As for the title of Naughty Dog, we know that at least it will have LGBT content, and given the lack of promotion of the game on the Twitter account of PlayStation Middle East, it is destined that the return of the adventure of Ellie and Joel will be excluded in the same regions.
In recent news, it was also confirmed that the title will feature a State of Play dedicated to the game tomorrow, May 27th, promising 20 minutes of exclusive gameplay similar to what happened with Ghost of Tsushima.
Recall that The Last of Us Part II will release on June 19 exclusively on PS4.