Like other game developers, Facepunch Studios, creator of oxidewill bring most of its team to the city of San Francisco to participate in GDC 2023. Although the company decided to take the opportunity to meet some of its fans, she was forced to abandon her plans after receiving a series of death threats.
According to Rust producer Alistair McFarlane, this It is not the first time that the survival game generates threats of the type. In an email to PC Gamer, he stated that this is usually done by players who don’t like the changes in the game and vent their anger on social media.
McFarlane also points out that the main threats are made by people who “cheat the community”. The producer states that it is not uncommon for people like “go to great lengths to reach individual members” from Facepunch Studios, which has already resulted in the exposure of their family members to security risks.
Studio says it takes threats seriously
Rust’s producer explained that the event the developer was planning for GDC 2023 was public, which made his place known to several people. Faced with “death threats” promising to disrupt the meeting, the company decided it was best to cancel it to reduce security risks and the stress it would cause its employees.
“These threats are very worrying and must be treated seriously.the company said in a statement. At the same time, he assured that he will continue to participate in the GDC and is open to receiving folders from fans and giving their opinion on their work — but now the whole process will be done by email.
“The vast majority of fans are respectful and supportive.McFarlane explained. At the same time, pointed out that “there will always be a small group of individuals who engage in threatening and abusive behavior”so it is not clear if San Francisco officials and the GDC organization were alerted to the threats received.
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Source: PC Gamer
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