Did you know that currently there are only 26 AO rated games on the ESRB website? While most of these are visual novels featuring heavy pornography, some of the most notable are Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy, Manhunt 2 and the controversial shooter Hatred. Starting today, these games will not be able to be streamed on Twitch according to the company.
“Simply put, AO games are not welcome on Twitch,” the company wrote on its official blog today; “previously, we made game-specific decisions about which games would and would not be available for broadcast — sometimes due to overtly sexual content, sometimes due to gratuitous violence… This is unsustainable and unclear, generating only further confusion among Twitch broadcasters. We would like to make this policy as transparent as possible.”
Several other titles are also banded from the streaming service including BMX XXX, Second Life, Dramatical Murder, Sakura Spirit and Huniepop. Playing these games on Twitch will lead to the account being temporarily suspended.