A line from Outriders refers to The US Capitol Riot, Dialogues of The Game was written two years ago

The writers of the co-op shooter Outriders have not ever referenced the mob that broke into the US Capitol in the month of January. Square Enix and People Can Fly have confirmed to Kotaku that the dialogues of the game were written and recorded a few years ago.

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A representative told the site, “Any similarities to real-world events are purely coincidental.”

The similarity Kotaku asked about, sounds similar to a direct reference to the January 6 Capitol Building attack. The player character says in the game that they saved another character “from that redneck mob storming DC.”

US media heavily used the word “storming” during the January 6 riot, so it has a strong connection. The Wikipedia page of this incident has the title – “2021 storming of the United States Capitol.”

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Kotaku noticed that the line is in the Outriders demo, which has been released on February 25. It is not practical that developer People Can Fly record the line and include it in the game within two months, and it doesn’t make any sense.

Another co-incident is when Ubisoft announced Rainbow Six Quarantine for early 2020 release, but then it was delayed. At that time, Ubisoft is calling it Rainbow Six Parasite internally, and it seems unlikely that it will still be called Quarantine when it releases.

The Division 2 is based on political violence in DC and a deadly virus, and it was launched near about the same time that Square Enix says Outriders was being written. People now finding out that whether Outriders is good or not.



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