Stellar Blade, a PS5 exclusive releasing in 2024, is currently at the center of a controversy and the studio has therefore decided to respond to it. The problem is that it didn’t help.
Do you know Stellar Blade? If you’ve been following the news at all about future PS5 exclusives, then your answer should be yes. The game made another notable appearance at the latest State of Play, revealing its release date. However, he didn’t just make people happy for a specific reason. A controversy arose and Shift Up came forward to clarify the situation. But that obviously didn’t convince everyone.
Stellar Blade Is Controversial, Here’s The Studio’s Response
Did you guess what it was? This is, of course, the heroine of Stellar Blade, Eve. FYI: Her body is b ased on that of Shin Jae-eun, a Korean actress and model you may have heard of. In any case, the main character’s appearance is at the center of all discussions. It is judged to be too sensual, so much so that it is almost caricatured or at least far from reality. Some players have therefore expressed their displeasure and we now have a response from the company.
More specifically, it was Shift Up CEO Hyung-Tae Kim who spoke to GamesRadar about it. For him, the shape of Eve when we see her from behind is already due to the fact that we almost never see her from the front. The design of this part, which is at the center of the controversy, was therefore a priority. He further explains that it is entertainment “for adults”. Therefore, obtaining such a result is not uncommon. Suffice it to say that the players had a little difficulty with his comments, which would not excuse the heroine’s look.
The player constantly sees the character’s back while playing. The design of this part was therefore very important.
Honestly, when I play a game, I would like to see someone prettier than me. This is what I want. I don’t want to see anything normal, I want to see something more ideal. I think that’s very important in a form of entertainment. After all, this is adult entertainment.