The release of South Park: The fractured But Whole was always going to be accompanied by a plethora of vulgarity, which is something we have grown to love and expect from the franchise. However, from a YouTuber’s point of view, it may not be in their best interest to showcase their playthroughs on this particular platform.
Understandably, YouTube has been riddled with gameplay videos of The Fractured But Whole this past week. As the previous entry The Stick of Truth did, this follow up presents plenty of crude language and suggestive humor that comes hand in hand with South Park, and it has led to certain content creators having their videos demonetized.
Certain cutscenes in the game violate YouTube guidelines, which has been picked up on by many YouTubers inlcuding Haedox, who noticed that a video that he had put up was flagged:
“So, the video got demonetized and a copyright claim when I showed some donguses and the footage from the show. Figured that it would be better to fox the footage or just censor everything. It sucks [that] I had to take it down and then reupload.”
Youtube’s community guidelines state that videos that have “frequent uses of strong profanity or vulgarity” within a video cannot be considered for advertising purposes. Whilst they try to show some for of leniency by stating that the occasional use might be ok, they stress that “context matters” in these types of situations.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.