Ukraine desires ban on sport allegedly funded by Russians and set in glorified USSR

Scene depicting a Soviet utopia in alternate history game

Enlarge / How Soviet-era Russia seems to be inside Atomic Coronary heart, not less than at the start. (credit score: Mundfish / Focus Leisure)

Ukraine’s Digital Ministry has mentioned it should ask Steam, Microsoft, and Sony to take away Atomic Coronary heart from their gaming platforms in Ukraine, and probably elsewhere, pointing to its retro-Communist aesthetic and reported “Russian roots.”

As reported by the Ukrainian tech information/job website (Google translation), Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation (which additionally offered an announcement in English to PCGamesN) writes that Atomic Coronary heart “has Russian roots and romanticizes communist ideology and the Soviet Union.” The Ministry cites the sport’s “toxicity,” “potential information assortment of customers,” and use of funds from the sport “to conduct a conflict in opposition to Ukraine.” The assertion asks for an outright ban on the sport in Ukraine however calls on different international locations to contemplate “limiting distribution” of the sport.

The Ministry additionally cites “media stories” relating to growth funds coming from Russian enterprises and banks underneath sanction and “systematically vital for the Russian authorities” (in line with Google translation).

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