There is a moment of piety, but this is only a moment.
Dedication Since its release in February last year, life has been complicated. The game was found to contain a meme of Chinese President Xi Jinping, namely Winnie the Pooh. The Chinese censors are very strict about the similarities between the pictures suggesting the president and Disney characters.
The game was slammed by Chinese players. In the end, Taiwanese developer Red Candle Games apologized for the incident, and then the game mysteriously disappeared from Valve’s storefront. Red Candle said this was due to technical issues. It never came back.
Last July, Indievent, the Chinese publisher of the game, lost its business license from the Chinese government. The game was released in Taiwan earlier this year, but it is still out of reach for many international players.
Now, when it is announced that Devotion will enter the CD Projekts storefront GOG, this seems likely to change. Developer Red Candle tweeted:
Hello friends, we want to share with you – Red Candle will be released #还愿Devotion On December 18 at GOG.https: //t.co/dlC6qzBiHx
The republished content and price remain unchanged at $16.99/$13.99
Thank you for your trust and support.Wish you a happy year pic.twitter.com/peVPd7cyVo
-redcandlegames (@redcandlegames) December 16, 2020
However, this hope is short-lived. Only a few hours after the announcement, GOG announced that due to the dissatisfaction of “game players”, they decided to sell the game again.
Earlier today, it was announced that the game “Pious” will be available on GOG. After receiving many messages from game players, we decided not to list the game in our store.
-GOG.COM (@GOGcom) December 16, 2020
It is not yet clear how and where this resistance occurred, and how it manifested. Despite what happened, it seems that its response was enough to make GOG feel cold about the release.
For the game, this is a tragic story, well received by critics. Horror has won praise for the release of the game. It is a shame that many players, especially those seeking good panic, have not purchased the game for a long time.