“Ready or Not” Devs Address Controversy Over School Level

"We are dedicated to promoting a level of authenticity and realism in our video game"

Void Interactive recently released their long awaited SWAT Tactical shooter “Ready or Not” on Early Access. The game has launched to a drove of extremely favorable reviews from gamers with the game enjoying a very impressive “Overwhelmingly Positive” Score on Steam. Players have been notably praising the game for its intense tactical combat situations and clever AI.

There has been concerns from fans as Void Interactive announced the upcoming level for Ready or Not to be set in a school. Some have pointed out that tackling a setting that’s so deeply and depressingly relevant in today’s culture comes off as insensitive. Void Interactive has recently given out a public response on Twitter stating that: 

“There is no easy way to address this issue without creating strong emotional responses from one group or another, But we will do our best.” The statement later continues with, “Void Interactive has a clear commitment to deliver high quality, impactful content that other mainstream software developers may shy away from due to cultural conventions and norms. At Void Interactive we value the voice of our customers and partners and whilst this will not dictate our direction, we will allow it to smartly influence what we do. At its core, the game honors the work of dedicated law enforcement officers across the world and in now way intends to glorify cowardly criminal acts.”

The developers have chosen to stand by and double down on their vision. Its frankly nice to watch developers so adamantly stick to their visions when making their game instead of being held back out of fear of being cancelled or offending certain audiences playing their game and I hope Ready or Not delivers on its promise.

Ready or Not itself is garnering a lot of success at the moment. The game is currently among the top 100 most played games on steam at the 59th spot with a peak of 14,813 players. Its also understandable to see why this game is garnering the reception it is. If there’s anything games like Rainbow Six Siege have proved, its that there is a strong demand for co-operative tactical shooters in the market and Ready or Not is one of the rare ones that aim to deliver that in an actual PvE campaign that you can play with your squad. 

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