In accordance with his previous discharges, Ukraine formalizes its request to ban Atomic Heart Worldwide. For this, the Deputy Prime Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Mykhailo Fedorov, showed via Twitter account the official requests, being the recipients CEO’s of the main video game companies, owners of the most important platforms today.
Fedorov, who represents the Ukrainian government when making these decisions, sees in Atomic Heart a harmful Russian propaganda source, qualifying it as one of the first Russian products of its kind in the video game industry. This would be a bad precedent that the Ukraine wishes not to be repeated.
Ukraine formalizes its request to ban Atomic Heart, showing that its past statements were not simple threats
The tweet calls on Sony (PlayStation), Microsoft (Xbox) and Valve (Steam) to act accordingly, as these companies are not supporters of Russia in this war that is being waged on all fronts. can be seen as Brad SmithGabe Newell and Kenichiro Yoshida are recipients of the same statement.
Official requests to ban selling Atomic Heart game. I do believe neither of these businesses supports bloody regime, murders or romanticizing communism. Brand new level of Russian digital advertising – using gaming industry.@Sony @PlayStation @Microsoft @Xbox @valvesoftware @Steam pic.twitter.com/DpaNO57bZC
— Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) March 3, 2023
Working with Russian entities is inherently immoral in this application. In addition, there is a risk that the money raised by the Russian developer Mundfish will be used to resupply Russia in this long war. It is also worrying for the Ukrainian deputy prime minister that mundfish he has not been against the Russian regime from the outset, being lukewarm when it comes to declaring himself in favor of peace.
Of course, the setting and soviet symbols they are seen as a way to promote the communist regime, responsible for murdering countless civilians in the Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. It is difficult for this last point to be taken into account when banning the game worldwide. Ukrainian law prohibits these acts, but the rest of the world is not governed by this law.