By Tim Colwill on October 15, 2013 at 9:32 am
In the wake of the backlash by Russian gamers over the country’s portrayal in Company of Heroes 2, Russia has announced that they’ll be dropping some sweet rubles on funding games that teach patriotic lessons.
“The main thing we expect from the producers of video games is the realistic and historically truthful representation of events,” said Arseny Mironov, aide to Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “A video game has to have not only an entertainment value, but it also has to teach and be conducive to patriotic education.”
Mironov reportedly added that games which depicted a “negative image of the Russian warrior” may be inadmissable and hinted at a ban. These games were described as ones which “distorted historic fact” and which “descredit the Russian soldier”.
The Russian government is currently funding its first video game project through the Russian Military History Society, which will focus on the creation of Russia’s military aviation, during the first World War.
Source: PC Gamer