Is Ukraine About To Ban Atomic Heart Over Alleged Ties To Russia?

Atomic Heart Controversy: The Ukrainian government believes that the sale of the newly released Atomic Heart could potentially be used to fund Russian military operations.

Is Ukraine About To Ban Atomic Heart Over Alleged Ties To Russia?
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Authorities in Ukraine have announced plans to ban the newly released Atomic Heart. As they think the funds could be potentially used for Russia Military operations. The country’s digital development will formally request all the Platforms to cease the sales.

Alexander Bornyakov, the deputy minister of digital affairs said he will send an official letter to Sony, Microsoft, Valve, and Xbox, asking them to cease the digital sales of the game in Ukraine and possibly other countries.

“We also call for limiting the distribution of this game in other countries due to its toxicity, potential collection of user data, and the possibility of transferring it to third parties in Russia. As well as the potential use of money raised from game purchases to wage war against Ukraine,”

Credit: Dev.UA

The Ukrainian believes that the latest game is a Russia-funded project that uses Pseudo Headquarters as a cover-up.

Related: Atomic Heart: How to skip cut-scenes

When Mundfish saw this coming, they shared a pro-peace statement, saying we don’t have any link to the Russian military. And a week before the game’s release, Mick Gordon announced that he will donate all his earnings from the game to the Red Cross Ukraine crisis appeal.

The game hasn’t had the best launch either, people were getting lots of errors while playing the game. Some Xbox Players were stuck on the introductory mission, while the PC players are disappointed due to the no Ray-tracing Graphics option in Atomic Heart. Some of the players are trying to skip the cutscenes of the game.

The Atomic Heart controversy seems to have had no effect till now. Let’s see what happens next because it remains to be seen whether the gaming platform will adhere to the request.

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