Six Days in Fallujah, the upcoming title that depicts the Second Battle of Fallujah has been delayed. The game, originally set to launch this year, will now launch in Q4 of 2022, or somewhere between October and December 2022.
In a post on the game’s website, Peter Tamte, CEO of the game’s publisher, Victura, said the game was delayed because the team doesn’t have the resources to properly tell its stories. “It became clear that recreating these true stories at a high quality was going to require more people, capital, and time than we had,” Tamte said. “Doubling our team is just one of the many things we’re doing to make sure Six Days in Fallujah brings new kinds of tactical and emotional depth to military shooters.”
The game, which is being developed “with help from more than 100 Marines, Soldiers, and Iraqi civilians,” sparked controversy earlier this year when Tamte said that the game is “not trying to make a political commentary.” That statement was later walked back through a Twitter post from Victura, which said that the game was instead “inseparable from politics.”
Six Days in Fallujah’s subject matter was also the cause for its first publishing deal failing. Konami originally signed on to publish the game in 2009 but backed out due to reactions to the game.
Politics aside, Six Days in Fallujah remains a controversial topic. This past April, a Muslim advocacy group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, asked that companies with digital storefronts, including Valve, Microsoft, and Sony, not distribute copies of the game.
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