What simply occurred? Euro Truck Simulator 2, the very fashionable driving sim from SCS Software, will not be receiving its beforehand introduced Heart of Russia DLC in gentle of the nation’s invasion of Ukraine. The firm mentioned it could chorus from releasing the area enlargement pack in order that it isn’t perceived in any means as being in help of or tolerance of the aggression.
Parts of Russia are already accessible in Euro Truck Simulator 2, however the Heart of Russia DLC introduced final March would have opened up extra of the nation, together with the capital Moscow, to its many gamers. However, the scenario modified drastically three months in the past.
“On the twenty fourth of February 2022, our Heart of Russia staff was some 6-8 weeks away from finishing work on the extremely anticipated new DLC,” SCS wrote in a submit on its web site. “We all felt actually good in regards to the consequence; a number of effort had been invested in making this new area look really incredible within the sport. We had been completely certain that our group, particularly these in Russia, would actually admire that.”
“Then, impulsively, the complete world was rocked by the information that Ukraine had been invaded by Russia. We had been in shock.”
The firm says it tries to stay as apolitical as attainable when creating its video games, however the direct connection Heart of Russia has with Russia itself, and as so many are struggling in Ukraine, it was determined to place the DLC’s launch on maintain.
SCS did counsel that Heart of Russia may very well be launched in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later, “when the time comes for Ukraine to rebuild and heal.”
SCS Software has contributed to charities offering humanitarian help to Ukraine via the sale of its Ukrainian Paint Jobs Pack DLC, which has been purchased by over 85,000 folks.
Back in early March, EA Sports introduced it was eradicating all Russian groups from NHL 22 and FIFA 22. The gaming large had introduced a partnership with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) in December so as to add worldwide groups to NHL 22, together with Russian and Belarusian groups that had been eliminated. FIFA 22, in the meantime, had included CSKA Moscow, Lokomotiv Moscow, Spartak Moscow, and Zenit Saint Petersburg, all of which have been dropped. Elsewhere, it is also been reported that the Russian model of Gotham Knights has been cancelled.