Ready or Not Publisher Split Caused By School Shooting Scenario?

A tweet from a couple of days ago from VOID Interactive announces that Team17 is no longer the publisher on Ready or Not, an upcoming tactics game that will put the player in charge of a SWAT team. This includes no explanation, saying: "VOID Interactive and Team17 have mutually agreed that Team17 will no longer publish Ready or Not. We are confident that this is the right path for the future of Ready or Not, and we thank Team17 for their partnership and wish them great success with their spectrum of games!" NME may have filled in that blank, noting the split was announced very shortly after a Reddit comment from the developer saying "You better believe it’s gonna" in response to a question about whether the game will "have a school shooting mission in the campaign" (thanks Kotaku). A number of comments in the thread suggest it may be risky to tackle such a sensitive topic, though it hasn't been directly confirmed that the comment directly caused the break with the publisher.
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It is possible this is the reason but I suspect it is just a convenient cover story and even a form of advertising (for the school level that is).

As a parent I think it is a really bad choice for a game but these are the same team that had "anal stairway" in the game. https://i.redd.it/872ceu1lrmxy.png

This is the same team that spent years on releasing pretty screenshots and "coming soon" type of videos instead of focusing on the important stuff.

This is the team that announced trailers and then missed those release dates by a year.

They clearly are pretty bad at making decisions and are too close to the project to be objective.

Having said that the game looks and plays great. I think that the developers just need guidance and sadly Team17 could have given them it.
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