Thursday April 27, 2017

Capcom Tweaks Street Fighter 5 Stage Due to "Unintentional Religious References"

Time to get offended by video game music. Capcom has decided to stop selling a DLC stage for SFV, "Thailand Temple Hideout," because its BGM contained what sounded like Islamic chanting. This "cultural error" also reportedly happened with Zelda: Ocarina of Time and LittleBigPlanet. Why don’t they just make every track Guile’s theme?

It has come to our attention that part of the background music track used in the DLC Thailand Temple Hideout Stage, released on April 25, 2017, contains unintentional religious references. Capcom has therefore immediately ceased distribution of this DLC and, as a temporary measure, will be performing an emergency server maintenance update in the very near future to remove this track by replacing it with existing music from another stage. The Street Fighter 5 development and operations team, as well as all of us at Capcom, have nothing but the utmost respect for all faiths and religions around the world, and we would like to sincerely apologise to anyone who was offended by this content.