Valve is said to have delayed release of games with Hong Kong support


from Dominic Zwingmann
Valve is said to have prevented the release of two games on Steam, because they probably support the protests in Hong Kong. The requests of a developer were even completely ignored in recent days. A statement from Valve is not yet available. Recently, there was much criticism for Blizzard Entertainment because of the topic.

According to recent reports, the Valve executives are said to have stopped the release of two games that deal with the protests in Hong Kong. These include a VR title called Liberate Hong Kong. Here players become participants in a protest and have to dodge bullets and other things. The developers are not concerned with the action in the game, but rather with the fact that international audiences are getting a glimpse of what the situation in Hong Kong is today.

Valve's team has so far ignored developer requests for approval on Steam. Also several contact attempts were not answered. There are currently no rules prohibiting edutainment titles like Liberate Hong Kong. Already in October, a visual novel titled "Karma" by Valve was rejected. Again, the protests in Hong Kong made up part of the game. As justification Valve said at that time that the title is too controversial and may contain illegal content. In recent months, Blizzard Entertainment has come under heavy scrutiny over the fans after a Hearthstone player was banned for lobbying for the protests in Hong Kong during a live stream.

Source: Gizmodo

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