Victura and Highwire Games have pushed back the release of the controversial game Six Days in Fallujah until at least Q4, 2022.
The game has drawn controversy for focusing on the Battle of Fallujah, a real massacre carried out by American soldiers during the Iraq war.
The companies say they need more time and money to reach a level of quality they would be comfortable with releasing.
The delay announcement was made on the Six Days blog with Victura CEO Peter Tamte explaining the decision:
“It became clear that recreating these true stories at a high quality was going to require more people, capital, and time than we had… Doubling our team is just one of the many things we’re doing to make sure Six Days in Fallujah brings new kinds of tactical and emotional depth to military shooters.”
Six Days in Fallujah has surfaced numerous times since Atomic Games tried to release it in 2009. The game was blasted at the time for being nothing more than an attempt to spread propaganda about the war.
Individuals who survived fighting in Iraq and soldiers who served overseas have blasted Victura and Highwire Games for attempting to sell the game as an educational tool that highlights the realities of war.
With three years now spent overhauling the game, we have a feeling it won’t be going away anytime soon, although we sincerely wish it would.