Indie Dev Says Wolfenstein: The New Order Is Insulting To The Holocaust
Wolfenstein: The New Order looks incredible, most gamers would attest to this. Robots, Nazi enemies, and a return to WW2 to freshen up the first-person shooter genre. Some people don’t see it this way, namely indie developer Luc Bernard. According to Bernard, The New Order is an insult to the holocaust. He said:
You’ve seen it, right? I think they have robot Nazis or something like that? That’s what I would call distasteful. I’d nearly say it spits on what happened during World War II. You’re taking what the Nazis represent – a mass genocide, the killing of so many people – and you’re making it seem like a toy, a game. It’s an insult to the Holocaust.
This makes more sense once we learned that Bernard is currently seeking funding how is own game, Imagination Is The Only Escape, which is an “Educational story-driven game about the Holocaust through the eyes of a child.”
Personally, I think Bernard may be making a big deal out of nothing. Games have covered controversial topics for some time now and that isn’t going to change. We have war games coming out constantly and people love it. This isn’t meant to be a history lesson.
Wolfenstein: The New Order will be released in 2014 for the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.