On Tuesday, we reported on the controversial new game, The Crucible, which features the likeness of Christ in its gameplay.
The game has been controversial in the past, but it seems this time it’s getting a lot of backlash from Christian gamers.
In a post on Reddit, one user wrote, “The Crucible was originally developed by a Christian developer, but he’s now removed the image of Christ from it because he thinks the game will make it ‘too Christian.'”
“We are asking for the developers to reconsider the inclusion of a ‘Christian’ likeness in their game because we know that this is an affront to our faith and our community,” the post continues.
“As Christians, we have a duty to love the Lord and his Son, Jesus Christ.
We are not asking for our games to depict an image of Jesus Christ.”
A representative for EA confirmed that they did not condone the inclusion and removed the game from their storefront.
The developer did not respond to Polygon’s request for comment.
The Cruciality project has been around since 2012, but was later shut down by its developers after it became an issue with Christian gamers, according to the Daily Beast.
“We have never supported or supported any sort of content that promotes a religious belief or dogma,” a representative told The Daily Beast when asked if they ever had a relationship with the developer.
“We’ve always been very clear that the content we were providing was for entertainment purposes only and would not be supported by any form of Christian ideology or faith.”
The game is available now for $14.99.
It will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC starting April 25.