Publisher Devolver Digital has apologized for including Nazi images in his captive revolt, Scum, at the moment in early access. The insulting images were removed from the game in a recent update.
The apology came after the director of the gaming community Gamepires asked players who were offended "not playing the game", after images of tattoos with white supremacy and Naziism were divided into the game's subreddit and steam.
Both Devolver and Gamepires have made clear that they have no extremist thoughts or sympathies for right-oriented ideologies. Tattoos in the question showed the number "1488 & # 39; – & # 39; 88 & # 39; is an abbreviation for the Nazi salute & # 39; Heil Hitler & # 39; (& # 39; H & # 39; is the eighth letter in the alphabet) and & # 39; 1
Inclusion of tattoos shared players. Some felt that the inclusion or reference to these ideologies was a step too far, while others suggested that the use of fascist symbols only serves to demonstrate how terrible the people you kill are actually, reminding you of the debate about Wolfenstein II: New Colossus.
In a statement to Polygon, Devolver said that "the use of tattooing was intended to help portray a realistic element in prison culture and the cruel elements of it. This content has been patched out of and in Tomorrow, and Devolver Digital is currently carrying out a full review of all assets and content of the game with Gamepires. We strongly condemn any use of hateful symbolism in our games and agree that it should never be in the game for any creative purpose or realism. Digital excuses unreservedly. "
Gamepires also sent a polygon response, which indicates that while tattooing was meant to create a more realistic experience, it was largely" unnecessary "[and] not to be included."
On the other hand, Scum has done quite well since it came to Steam Early Access. Its Steam conversations passed 50,000 yesterday – in front of Team Fortress 2 – while Twitch triumphed his card spiked in front of Fortnite. It has changed at least 250,000 copies so far, making Devolver the most successful game ever (and causing unfortunate server problems for Gamepires, saying that they had never expected such a success).