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Ukraine government wants to ban Atomic Heart which sets in a glorified Soviet Union



The Ukraine government will write an official letter to ask Steam, Microsoft, and Sony to remove the digital copy of "Atomic Heart" in Ukraine and call on other countries to consider "limiting distribution" of the game.


Ukraine's Ministry of Digital Affairs cites the game "toxicity," "potential data collection of users" and the use of the funds to support Russia in a war against Ukraine.


According to a translation of his statement from PCGamesN, Alex Bornyakov said this:

“Regarding the situation with the release of the game Atomic Heart, which has Russian roots and romanticises communist ideology and the Soviet Union, The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine will send an official letter to Sony, Microsoft, and Valve requesting a ban on selling digital versions of this game in Ukraine
“We also urge limiting the distribution of this game in other countries due to its toxicity, potential data collection of users, and the potential use of money raised from game purchases to conduct a war against Ukraine.”
“According to media reports, the game’s development was funded by Russian enterprises… Therefore, we call for all users worldwide to avoid this game. We also want to emphasise that the game developers have not publicly condemned the Putin regime and the bloody war that Russia has unleashed against Ukraine.”
 

"Atomic Heart" is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and Xbox Game Pass.



Source: PCGamersN, dev.ua

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