Respawn Entertainment has released a statement regarding the continued harassment of Apex Legends developers, announcing that while they welcome community feedback, the line between feedback and staff harassment cannot be crossed.
“We want to remind our players that we have a zero tolerance policy for threats and harassment from our developers,” Respawn announced on their social networks platforms last night. They go on to state that they “will take appropriate measures to ensure the health and safety of our team.”
Respawn ended the statement by saying that they “love to hear feedback and will continue to work alongside our community to foster a respectful and collaborative environment and maintain the competitive integrity of our game.”
It was not clarified by Respawn whether or not the statement was triggered due to a certain incident, or if Apex Legends developers were receiving threats as a whole. However, it goes without saying that there is no excuse for developer harassment under any circumstances.
Unfortunately, it’s not just the developers of Apex Legends who have been the target of threats and harassment from players. Earlier this year, a God of War: Ragnarok developer was repeatedly harassed by the community to announce the game’s release date. explicit photographs.
This prompted Cory Barlog, the creative director of video game development at the Santa Monica studio, to angrily take to Twitter: “I can’t believe I even have to say this, but please don’t send fucking pictures. dick to ANYBODY on this team, or anyone in this industry for that matter,” Barlog said.
When it comes to a competitive shooter like Apex Legends, weapon balancing, bugs, and other gameplay issues can get players excited. The launch of Season 14: Hunted last month brought a new legend, new gameplay features, and plenty of balancing tweaks. All these changes are not always to the taste of the fans, but it is never a reason to harass the developers.
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