US indie outfit Atomic Games, developers of the divisive Iraq War title Six Days in Fallujah, has responded to Konami’s surprise decision to withdraw from publishing the game.
On Monday it was revealed that Konami had abandoned a publishing deal with Atomic, following sustained public criticism of the game’s content and setting.
In a statement released to Develop, Atomic President Peter Tamte that the studio “was informed on Thursday night [April 23] that Konami had decided to pull out of Six Days in Fallujah.”
He added that the decision had “caught us by surprise.”
On Monday a Konami spokesperson said that “after seeing the reaction to the videogame in the United States, and hearing opinions sent through phone calls and e-mail, we decided several days ago not to sell [Six Days in Fallujah].”
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