Today Ubisoft showed a new gameplay from the upcoming [INSERT GENRE] game [INSERT NAME]. The footage shows that the setting and story of the game seem politically charged and possibly filled with commentary about [INSERT CURRENT EVENT]. However, as usual, Ubisoft was quick to state that this game is actually not political. You are all wrong once again.
Presented in a video today [INSERT GAME NAME]We saw a conflict-ridden region and characters talking about politically charged events. The parallels with real world subjects seemed clear, and to most of the observers looking at the trailers and gameplay, it seems obvious that [INSERT GAME] is political. But in an interview with[[[[INSERT OUTLET]Made it clear to Ubisoft that it wasn’t.
[INSERT UBISOFT QUOTE HERE. Maybe it’s the one where they say “our game doesn’t want to make a political statement.”]
This is not the first time Ubisoft has had to clear up such misunderstandings. Before, [INSERT EARLIER UBISOFT GAME] seemed political too, but the developers were quick to stress this [INSERT QUOTE, like the one that says “the goal isn’t to make a political statement.”]
Additionally, [INSERT MORE RECENT UBISOFT GAME] seemed political too, but one developer explained that [INSERT QUOTE, maybe the one about “we’re not trying to make political statements in our games.”]
Ubisoft is aware of this struggles with politicsbut it continues to make clear political games and then denies any connection or desire to comment on real world politics. As always, fans and critics are[[[[INSERT ONLINE REACTIONS
Whether refusing to own a game’s politics is a way not to alienate fans and lose potential sales, or whether those unfortunate mix-ups keep recurring for no apparent reason, this will surely be the last time Ubisoft will do all of these things must explain. Or try to explain.
[INSERT UPDATE FOR WHEN IT HAPPENS AGAIN]