Devotion Xi Jinping insult

We covered a few days ago how Devotion was bombarded with negative reviews due to the mockery made of the Chinese President Xi Jinping. Although they did make an apology on Steam the upset Chinese fans were unforgiving. We also said that it may become an issue for Red Candle Games and as it turned out it did become a problem. However, the developer claims that Devotion was removed due to technical issues.

The developers took to Steam several hours later.

Red Candle Games stated the following on Steam:

Because the “Voice” game body occasionally flashed back when some computers could not be opened and played, we decided to temporarily relinquish and re-test the software quality. It is also hoped that all parties can use this time to calm down from the material misunderstanding, and the team will re-examine the game material to avoid similar things from happening again. I hope that when I return to Steam, we can focus more on the meaning of the game itself. 

They further stated:

Due to technical issues that cause unexpected crashes and among other reasons, we are pulling <Devotion> off from steam store to have another complete QA check. At the same time, we’d like to take this opportunity to ease the heightened pressure in our community Produced from our previous Art Material Incident, and our team would also review our game material once again making sure no other unintended materials were inserted in. Hopefully, this would help all audience to focus on the game itself again upon its return.

We haven’t heard of any technical issues judging of the reviews made on Steam, but we can’t say that for sure because we haven’t tried the game. Also, judging off the reviews, the game was quite adored, but the only downfall was the insult to the Chinese President.

For now, we don’t know when the game is going to make its comeback but looking at the state of the situation we are not sure if the game will even be re-released. Nonetheless, Red Candle Games do assure their fans that the game will be back.

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