"In this particular section, while there is a threatening undertone in the sequence and surrounding drama, it never goes any further than the scenes that we have already shown publicly. Sexual assault of any kind is categorically not a theme that we cover in this game,” Gallagher assured fans. “We take great care and pride in our work and are focused on creating a release that will deliver meaningful storytelling, drama, and exciting gameplay. We’re sorry this has not been better explained, we’ll certainly be more careful with what is said in future."
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“when we wrote and produced a scene that is exactly the same as basically every other scene that precedes attempted rape in entertainment, and then described that scene as an ‘attempted rape’ in a couple of different interviews, what we actually MEANT was that she was gonna kill a guy for the first time because he’s an attempted rapis-NO WAIT LET ME DO THAT AGAIN, I MESSED UP! STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER! STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER! WHO IS THIS? PRANK CALLER, PRANK CALLER!”