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Death Road To Canada Console Release Delayed Due To Tragedy In Toronto

by Imran Khan on Apr 24, 2018 at 07:11 PM

Ukyo Games and Rocketcat Games, the publishers and developers respectively of indie title Death Road to Canada, have made a decision to delay the game due to yesterday's tragedy in Toronto.

The game was originally intended to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch tomorrow. However, an assailant in Toronto used a rental van in a vehicular attack yesterday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 others. As such, the developers of Death Road to Canada have decided to delay the game due to the title's similarity to the attack.

The game itself holds no theming or content that matches the events, but the developers are obviously put off by the title's juxtaposition to them.

"It not about the content," Ukiyo's twitter responded to complaints on social media, "we felt that given yesterday’s tragic events, that releasing a game with this name two days later would have been insensitive for those directly and indirectly involved in the event. To be honest, we felt no matter what choice we made there was always going to be some form of backlash. We felt it best to try and be sensitive and responsible with the situation and push the date back."

There has been no word of when the game will release on consoles after the delay.

 

Our Take
Like the twitter account said, there's no good answer here so probably best to err on the side of sensitivity. It's probably not an easy decision to make.