Devotion – nonetheless unavailable within the West (pic: Pink Candle Video games)
The creators of Cyberpunk 2077, and homeowners of GOG.com, have reversed plans to publish Taiwanese recreation Devotion, and their excuse is horrible.
Cyberpunk 2077 writer and developer CD Projekt really can’t catch a break this month and, as with the bug-ridden Cyberpunk, it’s laborious to really feel a lot sympathy for them after their newest PR catastrophe.
Earlier within the day Taiwanese developer Pink Candle Video games introduced that critically acclaimed survival horror Devotion could be added to GOG.com, after beforehand being faraway from Steam when the sport prompted a diplomatic incident involving a meme evaluating Chinese language president Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh.
Though Pink Candle had been ostensibly those that eliminated the sport from Steam it was already being review-bombed by Chinese gamers and has by no means been accessible once more within the West – so it’s look on GOG.com was warmly welcomed by horror followers.
The issue is that later within the day CD Projekt made an announcement of their very own, stating that the sport is not going to be launched on GOG.com in spite of everything.
The absurdly unconvincing excuse for this was that they made the choice, ‘after receiving many messages from avid gamers.’
Many on social media have taken this to imply that CD Projekt have come below strain from Chinese language avid gamers and needed to guarantee that GOG.com wasn’t banned in China, which is one thing they perhaps ought to have considered earlier than initially giving Pink Candle the go forward.
Ahead considering doesn’t appear to have been the corporate’s forte currently although, and that is the very last item that CD Projekt wanted after all of the controversy over Cyberpunk 2077.
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