Agony is one hell of a game, in some of the worst ways. And that mentality is entirely by design because Agony is a horror game that’s trying to toy with your expectations and your mind. But there’s a problem.
The game maintains a Mature rating that means anyone under the age of 17 won’t be able to purchase it in some countries. The game has caught an equal amount of flack and hype for it’s hyper-sexual themes being used to tell an intense narrative.
In a recent update to the Kickstarter page for upcoming horror-survival-murder-demon game Agony, developer PlayWay has addressed issues surrounding censorship of the game on both console platforms and PC. They’ve reiterated that the intent is to maintain the default experience for a “Mature” rating, but if you want to experience the over-the-top AO version, it’s there for you.
In regards to the patch, PlayWay stated:
We also want to confirm that we are preparing a special, optional patch for PC that will remove the aforementioned “censorship”. We would love to do something similar for consoles but from a technical and legal point of view it is simply not possible.
With that in mind, we decided that backers who have bought the console version of Agony will be able to convert it into a PC version. Details on how to do this will be provided soon in the next update, here on Kickstarter.
The developer promised that the full version of Agony will be “much heavier” than what we’ve seen of the game so far. So you can definitely expect some heavily offensive themes and scenes to play out. It might feel needless to say, but this game will not for the faint-hearted, even without the AO patch.
Agony is set to release March 30, 2018 on PS4, PC and Xbox One. You can check out the game’s full Kickstarter here if you want to see some screenshots and other stuff. You can also preorder the game on Amazon here.