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Shoving politics down gamers’ throats doesn’t sell games – industry professionals know that, but the media is in denial

Shoving politics down gamers’ throats doesn’t sell games – industry professionals know that, but the media is in denial

Videogames have remained one of the last media largely untouched by the toxicity of politics. Game press wants that to change – but developers know it will kill their profits. The latest pushback came from the man behind Fortnite. During his keynote speech at the annual D.I.C.E Summit (an annual summit hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences that focuses on videogames), Founder and CEO of Epic Games Tim Sweeney took the time to discuss his opinions on blatant politicking within the video game industry. The founder of the studio that gave the world Unreal, Gears of War, and Fortnite stated that game companies should take a “separation of Church and State” approach. “I think we’re seeing a lot of controversy around political censorship of social media, pressure from foreign countries on domestic companies about discourse, and to get through that, we as companies need to divorce ourselves from politics and say that is for individuals to engage in.” He went on to say,…
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