Final week’s feel-good information that Shadow Of War developer Monolith is commemorating the game’s late executive producer Michael Forgey with a chunk of charitable DLC has taken a flip amid considerations of the place among the proceeds are going.
Forgey died of most cancers on March three, and upfront of the discharge of the brand new sport, Monolith stated they’d provide a downloadable character named Forthog Orc-Slayer who would randomly arrive to help the participant in fights in opposition to tough enemies. The character, primarily based on Forgey, will likely be bought for $four.99. WB Video games acknowledged that for every buy, a donation of $three.50 can be donated to Forgey’s household till December 31st, 2019.
The DLC got here beneath hearth as followers seen a disclaimer alongside the announcement trailer that indicated the $three.50 would solely be restricted to sure buy places inside america. It famous that the provide was legitimate within the U.S. besides in Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and South Carolina. They puzzled the place the cash from followers in these states or exterior of the U.S. would go. Involved that WB Video games was profiting off DLC purchases on this states and different international locations, followers raised vocal considerations on social media. Among the many people voicing considerations are Jim Sterling and John ‘TotalBiscuit’ Bain.
WB has provided the next response: “Neither WBIE nor Monolith will profit from any sales of the Forthog Orc-Slayer DLC regardless of the territory in which that DLC is sold..”
That hasn’t been sufficient for some, for the reason that assertion nonetheless doesn’t say what occurs to the cash spent by individuals in excluded states and international locations. Regardless, that seems to be WB’s script they usually’re sticking to it:
We’ve additionally inquired about this with WB and, will replace in the event that they’re capable of shut the loop on this.