Naughty Dog has finally admitted that the multiplayer in The Last of Us was censored for PAL gamers.
Naughty Dog responded on the matter in the official PlayStation forums:
1. The gore and violence ratings are subject to local regulatory boards in various countries, so the game must be slightly changed in order to accomodate [sic] those choices.
2. To be honest, I’m not sure what version Australia is getting. If you import the North/South American version, it will not be censored, but EU/UK will be.
Many owners of The Last of Us knew there was something fishy when the gore was tamer for PAL versions. There was less blood and no limb dismemberment in the PAL version. It’s kind of funny Naughty Dog commented on this matter nearly two months after the game was released…
Were you disappointed that The Last of Us was censored for PAL gamers?