October 23, 2012 11:34AM PDT
[UPDATE] Executive producer Sergey Titov calls out portion of player base through game’s forums; representative says Titov “has no prejudice against homosexuals; just a poor choice and inappropriate choice of words.”
The War Z executive producer Sergey Titov has called campers in his zombie survival shooter “f**gots.” The forum post has since been edited to remove the language, but Titov’s comments were quoted by other forum users, and are visible in their original form through a Google search.
“I’m trying to play at least couple hours a day every single day. Getting killed a lot, but 80 percent of all kills are ‘honest.’ I’m just being careless. I’m not trying to hide. 20 percent are sh***y kills by f**got’s who’s spawn camping,” Titov said. “Or by guys who just want to play the shooter and shoot everyone in sight.”
[UPDATE] A representative from the game’s press team VIM Global Consulting told GameSpot, “Knowing Sergey, I can say with confidence that he has no prejudice against homosexuals; just a poor and inappropriate choice of words.”
The War Z is an open-world online zombie shooter. It is currently in development at Hammerpoint Interactive, with an open beta scheduled to begin on October 31.
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