Ready or Not Devs Split Following Comments of a Planned In-Game School Shooting Level
Ready or Not devs just released the game in early access on December 17th. Just a few days after, it lost its publisher.
“Void Interactive and Team17 have mutually agreed that Team17 will no longer publish Ready or Not,” Void Interactive wrote on social media. “We are confident that this is the right path for the future of Ready or Not.”
This announcement came only days after one of the game’s developers commented about a potential school shooting level within the game. A Ready or Not fan asked the devs if they were going to add said controversial level. The devs said, “You better believe it is gonna.” This somewhat confirms that such mission has been planned for the game.
Speculations about whether or not the school shooting comment was the reason for the split have not been confirmed. However, it may be too coincidental to be coincidental. There does not seem to be any bad blood between the two. Void even wished Team17 good luck in their endeavors.
“We thank Team17 for their partnership and wish them great success with their spectrum of games,” Void continued.
Team17 also has nice words to say for Void Interactive. “We wish the team at Void Interactive all the best for the future and the continued development of the game,” Team17 stated. “We have no further comment on it at the moment.”
The game’s social media channels have been busy with fan discussions about the unconfirmed school shooting level. Some players think that it will be “cool” to play. Some even shared what kind of gear and weapons they will be using. Others called it out as being problematic.
There may have already been a tiny hint in the game’s 2017 reveal trailer that it is not afraid to venture into the realm of school shootings. After all, one particular scene in the preview was from the point-of-view of someone clearly hiding under a desk in a classroom.
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