Six Days in Fallujah, which was announced and canceled in 2009 and surprisingly reappeared last February, has not yet ended the conversation. Its point of view is still considered problematic, and despite what developers have said about good intentions, it still generates very strong responses.
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The CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) asked Sony, Microsoft and Valve to list and decline the sale Six days in Fallujah
“Arab Massacre Simulator”
It is referred to as the “Arab massacre simulator” and portrayed as a glorification of a violent event in which more than 800 Iraqi civilians were killed as a result of an illegal invasion.
We call on Microsoft, Sony and Valve to ban their platforms from hosting Six Days in Fallujah. An Arab massacre simulator that only normalizes violence against Muslims in America and around the world.
The gambling industry must stop dehumanizing Muslims. Video games like Six Days in Fallujah only serve to glorify the violence that has claimed the lives of hundreds of Iraqi civilians, to justify the war in Iraq, and to fuel anti-Muslim sentiment at a time when anti-Muslim sectarianism continues to threaten human life.
When the developers of Highwire Games and publisher Victura decided to take the Battle of Fallujah, which took place in Iraq in late 2004, as a framework, they knew they would not necessarily be convincing. The changing discourse on political character and the trailers, which revolve around American soldiers in particular, are not enough to reassure the content of the final product.
Will Sony, Microsoft and Valve react? Are we approaching a new cancellation? Will the studio, which stated from the start that the Iraqis present at the time were involved in the project, try to enter into a dialogue with those affected and switch shoulders? The case is complicated.
Waiting, Six days in Fallujah are still for PS5, Xbox Series X | this year S and PC planned.