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Six Days In Fallujah Publisher insists that the game is not a US recruitment tool



According to the publisher of the game, Victura, Six Days in Fallujah is not a recruitment tool from the US Army. Six Days in Fallujah is a tactical shooter based on the events that took place in 2004 during the second battle of Fallujah in Iraq, and a revival of a game that was originally announced (and abandoned) in 2009. Its announcement sparked heated debate, and traveled questions about its use as a potential recruitment tool for the US Armed Forces.

The game’s new publisher, Victura, insists the game is not affiliated with the US government and will not be used for recruitment. However, Victura spoke to more than 100 Marines, soldiers and Iraqi civilians during the game. “The US government is not involved in making the game, nor are there any plans to use it for recruitment,”

; Victura said in a FAQ. “The Marines, soldiers and Iraqi civilians who have helped us participated as private citizens, and the game is funded independently.”

Six Days in Fallujah Screenshots

Elsewhere in the FAQ, Victura says it helps service members outside of game development.

“Part of the proceeds from Six Days will be donated to organizations that support coalition service members who have been most affected by the war on terror,” the response to the FAQ said. “Our focus will be on those who have not yet reached out to traditional relief workers. Marines, civilians and civilians who have helped us create the game will be deeply involved in leading these donations.”

This resurrected version of Six Days in Fallujah has been working on Victura since 2016 with Tamte, former Halo and Destiny lead developer, Jaime Griesemer, and Halo’s original composer, Marty O’Donnell, delivering the music for the game. Many other former Bungie employees make up Highwire Games, another studio on the project. Victura says more details about the game will be released in the coming weeks.

The US military has previously been criticized for its recruitment tactics in the video game world. After contacting esports, the army then stopped its activities on Twitch after being reprimanded for sending viewers to a recruitment site that was allegedly disguised as a gift.

Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.




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