Most of us are waiting for the release of Wolfenstein 2 which hits the shelves on 27th of this October but have you noticed the controversy associated with it? Bethesda’s upcoming star game can set up a state of war because of its content regarding Naziism.
All the fiasco started after a teaser was posted on the game’s Twitter page which says:
“Make America Nazi-Free Again.” Well, that’s what Trump says too!
Well, there has to be a strong connection between the cruel ruler of the past and the maniac President of today. The comments started arriving about the teaser released on Twitter such as:
Oh wow, what a clever marketing trick: tapping into hysterical leftist power fantasy
Cool. Didn’t know Bethesda teamed with SJWs and ANTIFA!
— Wolfenstein (@wolfenstein) October 5, 2017
What Developers Have To Say
MachineGames says that the game hasn’t got anything to do with the political commentary on real-world events. What you see in the teaser is a depiction of alternative history and that’s it. Bethesda is well aware of what is going on and what can be the possible consequences of that. Pete Hines, the Vice President of public relations and marketing at Bethesda has cleared things in an interview:
We’re certainly aware of current events in America and how they relate to some of the themes in Wolfenstein II. Wolfenstein has been a decidedly anti-Nazi series since the first release more than 20 years ago. We aren’t going to shy away from what the game is about. We don’t feel it’s a reach for us to say Nazis are bad and un-American, and we’re not worried about being on the right side of history here.
Jens Matthies, the Creative Director says:
That was definitely not something we anticipated. We started writing the script in 2014 right after we released the first one. Somehow things have gotten strangely topical. Which of course is not something we anticipated or feel especially good about. That’s the way it is, I guess.