Dead Island Developer Admits And Apologies For Feminist Whore Fiasco

The incorrect buggy version of Dead Island that was released on Steam continues to hurt its developer, Techland, days after they took it down and replaced it by the correct one.

First, players and reviewers complained publicly about the game's plethora of technical problems that rendered it unplayable. A quick investigation by Techland found that they released an incorrect buggy version on Steam. Techland issued a day-one patch to fix the issue, but it was not compatible with the wrong version's saves, which angered fans more.

A couple of days later and before Techland had time to sigh their relief, another shit storm hit them one a Steam forum member discovered the game contained a "feminist whore" skill!

The skill is not found in the final (correct) retail version but it was found by the savvy user after digging through the game's script and debugging files.

Techland acknowledged the politically-incorrect skill and issued the following statement:

"It has come to our attention that one of Dead Island's leftover debug files contains a highly inappropriate internal script name of one of the character skills. This has been inexcusably overlooked and released with the game. The line in question was something a programmer considered a private joke. The skill naturaly [sic] has a completely different in-game name and the script reference was also changed. What is left is a part of an obscure debug function. This is merely an explanation but by no means an excuse. In the end that code was made a part of the product and signed with our company name."

"We deeply regret that fact and we apologize to all our customers or anyone who might have been offended by that inappropriate expression. The person responsible for this unfortunate situation will face professional consequences for violating the professional standards and beliefs Techland stands for."

Most likely, the "Feminist Whore" skill in the pre-release version is the "Gender Wars" skill in the retail version of the game. The "Gender Wars" skill gives Purna extra damage against men.

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