The developer of the acclaimed new retro shooter Ion Fury apologized for the so-called "sexist and transphobic" comments of two of his co-workers on discord. It also promised to patch up some "homophobic" jokes that were included in the game itself.
Ion Fury which was released on August 15, received widespread praise. It does not carry its influences as much on its sleeve as treating it like a whole body tattoo. Unmistakably a shooter in the style of chunky '90s cheese festivals such as Duke Nukem 3D and Shadow Warrior . It uses the same engine and even has the same publisher, 3D Realms. It also relies on similar humorous feelings, some of which, to put it mildly, have not aged well.
Late last week, a user posted ResetEra Discord screenshots with news from members of Ion Fury . Development Studio Voidpoint. These included remarks by a senior developer who prefers "Terminx", as "SJWs" are "damn crazy".
slut walk, & # 39; of which I thought that it is the right not to be molested because they dress like that, but when you portray women like that, you get shit for it & # 39 ;, wrote Terminx in a discussion with other members of the Discord channel.
Ion Fury plays a female figure, but Terminx explicitly noted that it contains "no feminist bias."
Another developer working with "Daedolone" voiced similar thoughtless skepticism about trans people This implies that "mutilation of a perfectly healthy body in depression and other major problems" could lead to suicide.
Originally, Voidpoint said these comments were taken out of context. "You should probably do your own research before coming to this conclusion," wrote the studio on Twitter (19459026) in response to a fan who expressed regret that he had bought the game after saying "rough "Comments from developers had seen. "The cropping tool in Photoshop always has as much to do with what you remove as what you keep."
However, at the weekend, another ResetEra user discovered the homophobic language in Ion Fury including soap bottles that parody the Olay Shampoo brand as "OGAY" and a secret area where you can find the word "Fagbag".
This prompted both Voidpoint and Publisher 3D Realms to make statements to Eurogamer . Kotaku also reached out, but a representative could not provide any further information.) According to Voidpoint, the members of the team expressed "sexist and transphobic" and contained in Ion Fury [19459022einehomophobeSprache] "This Declare actions as "insensitive, unacceptable and counterproductive to gender equality." The company apologized to women and members of the LGBTQ community and said it will introduce "a zero tolerance policy for this type of language" that will do so The language in question is also being removed from Ion Fury and Voidpoint is planning to spend $ 10,000 of Ion Fury's revenue on the Trevor Donate Project, a not-for-profit organization focused on suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth.
Publi sher 3D Realms noted that the language in the game The agreement in question was "not approved by us" and should ensure that something never happens again.
"If we push all 3D Realms contracts, there will be conditions that will allow us to break the relationship if a contractor does not comply with our zero-tolerance hate speech policy," he wrote.