Whenever a new entry in Senran Kagura or another similarly sexualized franchise rears its head lately, it seems as if reports of alterations are right around the corner. Recent regulations on sexual depictions—particularly on consoles—have made it tough on developers like Senran Kagura producer Kenichiro Takaki, who recently commented on the matter in an interview with Akiba Souken.
When asked about the development of Senran Kagura 7Even, which is in the works for PS4, Takaki said, "Regulation of sexual depictions has gotten stronger globally and, taking that into account, it's been said [games] need to be made so that they don't cause misunderstandings."
Takaki added that Senran Kagura is part of a genre currently under heavy scrutiny as a result of these regulations. However, since there are people who want to see that type of content, as well as developers who want to make it, he says, "I'd like to think about how to skillfully navigate our way through this."
As a result, development on 7Even may take longer than usual.
For those who missed it, one of the most recent examples occurred when XSEED Games removed the Intimacy Mode from the PS4 version of Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal at Sony's request.