Acting on complaints from Russian gamers.
By Tim Colwill on August 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Russian distributor 1C-SoftClub has halted its distribution of Company of Heroes 2 in response to the alleged misrepresentation of Russia’s actions during World War 2 that have caused a large amount of offence to Russian players.
“In connection with appeals of people who consider unacceptable number of episodes of the game, the company 1C-SoftClub chose 26 July 2013 to stop selling PC game Company of Heroes 2 (developer – Relic Entertainment, publisher – Sega) in the territory of the Russian Federation and CIS [Commonwealth of Independent States, a group of former USSR countries],” said 1C-SoftClub on their site (as translated by Google).
“At the moment we are analyzing the situation and [informing] the developer and publisher of Company of Heroes 2.”
A response from SEGA indicates that they are “taking this issue very seriously and are investigating these concerns thoroughly with all relevant partners”.