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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Bishi wrote on Dec 25, 2021, 06:33:
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VaranDragon wrote on Dec 24, 2021, 03:30:
America. The country where anyone can buy enough weapons and ammo for "personal use" to equip a small army, but where games depicting school hostage incidents are taboo! Gotta love the inherent hypocrisy in that

Team17 is a British company, not an American one

SWAT teams are American, dummy. Come on keep up!

I can't tell if that's sarcasm, but the company that decided this was not worth publishing was British. So this is a British issue, not an American one. School shootings are. This particular decision is not.

But people whine as if Team17 killed the game, not just decided someone else should publish it.
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