Devotion Release Announcement Retracted By GOG
CD Projekt is having a rough go of it this week as Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t exactly living up to fans’ expectations and the company’s response has been less than ideal. That said, a new situation has popped up as CD Projekt-owned GOG.com revealed Devotion would be coming to their digital storefront, only to then walk back the announcement.
It was recently revealed that GOG was going to be bringing Red Candle Games’ Devotion to their store, which many people quickly got excited about. After all, the title is regarded as one of the better horror games in recent memory, but it was short-lived as it was swiftly removed from Steam following some controversial material that made it into the final product. However, shortly after announcing the game was coming to GOG, the CD Projekt-owned store announced that they were not going to let that happen anymore. “After receiving many messages from gamers, we have decided not to list the game in our store,” reads a tweet from the GOG account.
Earlier today, it was announced that the game Devotion is coming to GOG. After receiving many messages from gamers, we have decided not to list the game in our store.
— GOG.COM (@GOGcom) December 16, 2020
Fans were quick to point their fingers at GOG, not gamers, for making this happen. Many theorized that GOG simply doesn’t want to lose their share of the Chinese market, but GOG hasn’t provided any details about walking back the decision to bring Devotion to their platform outside of the tweet above. Corpos, am I right?
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Also CDPR: pulls a game from GOG within hours of announcing after receiving pressure from “gamers”, which is 100% covering for “we don’t want to lose the Chinese market so we’re bowing to censorship” https://t.co/3Te6DlVW1h
— Shaun Wall (@Nomaki) December 16, 2020
For those who may have missed it, Devotion originally launched back in the spring of 2019. Fans only had a short amount of time to play the game before it was essentially eradicated from the Internet due to an unflattering depiction of Xi Jinping, China’s president. This led to Red Candle being pulled from Chinese social media platform Weibo, Chinese distributors withdrawing, and the game being removed from Steam in China. A week after Devotion released, however, it was pulled from Steam globally and hasn’t been back since. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Are you disappointed in CD Projekt’s decision-making as of late? Do you think we will get to play Devotion at any point in the near future? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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