So instead of hiring cameramen, they'll just have the models shoot selfies? 

The publishing industry is a cruel bitch, especially when people searching for nude women have about 13 trillion of them right in their pocket. 

So Playboy had to shake things up to stay cool. Circulation used to be around 5.6 million, but now it's about 700,000. Not great. So they decided to switch directions and go non-nude. 

The reasoning behind the change is simple. When relaunched as a “safe for work” website last year, traffic jumped by 400 percent and the average age of visitors went from 47 to 30. Despite the fact that the magazine is now (sort of) nudity-free, however, it will continue the hallowed tradition of centerfolds — albeit covered up in certain places.

So now, they've got model Sarah McDaniel doing the selfie thing right on the cover. She also has two different-colored eyes, a condition known as heterochromia iridum — we love that:

The cover is also designed to present a more intimate experience for the reader. “The idea was to look at me from a boyfriend’s perspective,” Sarah says. This theme continues in McDaniel’s pictorial in the magazine. Rawr. Both the cover and pictorial were shot by Theo Wenner.

Okay, we approve. According to the New York Times, plenty of other stuff is a' changin' too:

Ms. Hemingway and other featured women in the issue are unretouched. Playboy photographs have long been triumphs of technology, giving models a sheen of perfection that is unobtainable without lots of carefully placed lights and aggressive airbrushing. That is over. Some images in the March issue are grainy, and all feel more impromptu than posed. The magazine has adopted the unadorned, point-and-shoot aesthetic made famous by American Apparel ads and fashion photographers like Terry Richardson.

The centerfold in the March issue of Playboy magazine, its first since the decision to abandon full-frontal nudity, features Dree Hemingway, the great-granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway. We're sure it's what Papa would've wanted. 

The March 2016 issue will hit newstands next Friday, February 12th. And yeah, we'll probably get a copy.