Devotion developer Red Candle Games has issued an announcement on the newest chapter of the game’s controversy after the CD Projekt-owned GOG abruptly determined to not listing the game within the digital storefront. The developer of the horror game apologized to these affected by the choice and known as the scenario a “difficult predicament.” It additionally reaffirmed that the selection to not promote the game on the platform was GOG’s determination alone. The game was presupposed to be listed for buy by GOG beginning on December 18th.
The assertion from Red Candle Games may be seen in full beneath in a tweet shared hours after it was introduced that the game wouldn’t be releasing by GOG. Red Candle Games cited GOG’s obscure “many messages from gamers” assertion earlier than saying it respects and understands the retailer’s perspective.
— redcandlegames (@redcandlegames) December 17, 2020
“Earlier GOG has announced on its official Twitter, ‘After receiving many messages from gamers, we have decided not to list the game in our store,’” the assertion from Red Candle Games mentioned because it started by citing GOG’s assertion. “Though regretful but we are willing to understand and respect GOG’s decision.”
Red Candle Games could really feel that approach, however the consensus elsewhere is completely different. People responding to the message from GOG in regards to the determination to not listing the game instantly latched onto the “many messages from gamers” half of GOG’s assertion and questioned which avid gamers, precisely, have been so appalled by Devotion’s rerelease that they reached out to GOG in hopes to dam it. To perceive why one would even start to wish to stop the game from releasing, you’d must catch your self up on the controversy from earlier than the place it was faraway from Steam after folks found the Taiwanese studio’s game contained a meme equating Chinese president Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh.
The developer closed its assertion with a hopeful “we won’t stop striving” to counsel that efforts to get the game on a market will proceed.