Microsoft Apologizes For Xbox One E3 Rape Joke

Microsoft Apologizes For Xbox One E3 Rape Joke

Microsoft issued an official apology for the rape joke made by one of its producers during Xbox One’s E3 announcement event.

During the demonstration of Killer Instinct, a male producer was matched up against a woman who wasn’t that good at playing the game. At one point the woman complained that "I can't even block correctly, and you're too fast," to which the producer responded that ""Here we go. Just let it happen. It'll be over soon."

And the banter didn’t stop at that. "You have a fight stick," she said. "Wow, you like those," he answered.

Needless to say, a lot of people got offended and hence Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer issued an official apology.

"During the Xbox E3 briefing, one of our employees made an off the cuff and inappropriate comment while demoing 'Killer Instinct' with another employee," he admitted. "This comment was offensive and we apologize. At Microsoft, being open and respectful with others is central to our code of conduct and our values. Bullying and harassment of any kind is not condoned and is taken very seriously. We remain committed to make gaming fun for everyone, and in that effort, we must lead by example."