Beyond: Two Souls went through five to 10 seconds of editing to ensure the game secured a PEGI 16+ rating in Europe and the United States.
Ross Alexander, European product manager for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, took to the PS Blog US to assure gamers that European and U.S. versions of the game had been edited but not removed to align better with the rating.
“The five to 10 seconds I mention above would have upped our rating to a PEGI 18, so it made perfect sense to make these two very minimal changes to get our planned 16 rating,” Alexander said.
Because Sony had hoped to get the game in as many gamers’ hands as possible, Alexander said they had to try to achieve a rating in which players 16 years old and older could play Beyond: Two Souls.
NeoGaf investigated the edited scenes in question, and you can check here if you want to know more. But be warned, there are spoilers.
Beyond: Two Souls drops for the PS3 on Oct. 8 in North America, Oct. 9 in Australia, Oct. 11 in Europe and Oct. 17 in Japan.