SEGA to Russians: We ‘Regret Any Offense’ Over Company of Heroes 2
UPDATE: We contacted 1C to see if they could provide clarification on this, but they declined to comment on the matter.
Two days after the sale of Company of Heroes 2 was put on hold in Russia, SEGA and Relic Entertainment have issued a joint statement in an attempt to quell the anger stemming from the game’s seemingly controversial content.
“SEGA and Relic are working closely with their Russian distribution partner Softclub 1C over claims concerning Company of Heroes 2 and the historical context of the game from a Russian perspective. Whilst investigations in to these concerns are ongoing we would like to express our regret at any offence caused to those affected by these claims.”
As we reported on Monday, Company of Heroes 2 publisher SEGA partnered with 1C Publishing to distribute the RTS title in the Russian Federation and CIS. After a public outcry regarding the portrayal of Russian soldiers in the well-received PC title, 1C decided to pull the game, as they “…[analyze] the situation and inform the developer and publisher of Company of Heroes 2.”
Check out our Company of Heroes 2 review, and make sure to weigh in on the controversy in the comments.