Devotion Launches After 2 Years of Silence
- 15 Mar 2021
The 2019 Taiwanese horror game Devotion was removed from Steam almost immediately after the initial release because of the controversial Chinese president Xi Jinping depiction. The Chinese president was compared to Winnie the Pooh and called a ‘moron’ through the character. Soon after the release, Chinese gamers bombed the game with negative reviews, and the local government revoked the developer’s business license.
Following the Steam removal, the game had very small physical sales in Taiwan exclusively. Two years after, Red Candle Games solved the problems with the game and relaunched the title worldwide. However, this time it’s available only on shop.redcandlegames.com. Along with the new game, you can try the previous popular RCG horror title, Detention without DRM protection. GOG store, which agreed to publish the game, refused to do it soon after the announcement, saying, “After receiving many messages from gamers, we have decided not to list the game in our store.”
What do you think of this story? Is it ok to ban games made in one country for the unpleasant depiction of politics from another country? If you know players who waited for the game, please share the news with them.