Ubisoft has apologised after an artwork asset that includes a homophobic slur was discovered by followers in The Division 2.
The slur is query appeared on an enormous graffiti mural, spanning a number of storeys of a metropolis constructing, and was highlighted in a prolonged Imgur put up focussed on collating errors and different uncommon occurrences seen in signage all through The Division 2.
The offending multi-storey avenue artwork (seemingly closely impressed by the quilt of 1981 Black Flag single “Police Story”, as famous by PC Gamer) depicts a policeman sporting a badge emblazoned with the quantity “FA6607” – an apparent homophobic slur, albeit introduced in leetspeak.
Following the invention of the picture, Ubisoft launched a press release confirming that the offending artwork asset can be faraway from the sport by way of a patch launched on April 11th. “We apologise that this picture slipped by way of our content material evaluate processes,” it wrote, “and we’re at the moment reviewing them as a way to keep away from this sort of oversight from occurring sooner or later.”
This is much from the primary time controversial artwork asset has managed to slide beneath the radar and make it into the discharge model of a sport, in fact. Recently, glorious Taiwanese horror Devotion discovered itself the goal of sustained web anger after a picture linking Chinese president Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh was discovered in-game.
And, final yr, PUBG Corp apologised after a pilot’s helmet bearing the Japanese rising solar flag – a reference to the nation’s imperial military, and seen as offensive by many Korean and Chinese gamers – appeared in Battlegrounds. And a flag that includes similarities to a identified “hate image” raised eyebrows when it appeared in Destiny 2 again in 2017.