A line in Outriders that seems to reference the January 6 revolt in Washington DC is “purely coincidental,” in accordance with writer Sq. Enix.
Outriders contains a sci-fi story wherein Earth has been deserted for a brand new residence, however numerous characters are sufficiently old to recollect their prior planet. In a dialogue trade reminiscing about previous occasions and swapping warfare tales, your participant character makes a reference to saving your companion from a “redneck mob storming DC.”
At a look, this seems as if it might have been a reference to the January 6 storming of the US Capitol constructing, wherein supporters of former President Donald Trump tried to overturn the 2020 election outcomes. Nonetheless, Sq. Enix says this is not the case.
“We wrote and recorded the script for Outriders a few years in the past and all features of it are fully fictional and associated to the backstory of the sport,” a spokesperson informed Kotaku. “Any similarities to real-world occasions are purely coincidental.”
Basing such a line on real-world occasions would have been tough in any occasion, provided that video games require such lengthy improvement occasions. The road of dialogue was already current within the recreation’s demo, which was launched on February 25. That was just below two months after the revolt, so making, recording, and implementing the dialogue simply afterwards would have been exceedingly fast.
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