Updated / Konami dumps Six Days in Fallujah

Update: An official response from developer Atomic Games regarding the game’s fate is expected in the next day or two.

Original: Konami’s controversial shooter, Six Days in Fallujah, has been dropped following criticism of the game which aimed to realistically recreate a key battle in the Iraq war.

Speaking to Asahi, a Konami rep said, “After seeing the reaction to the videogame in the United States and hearing opinions sent through phone calls and email, we decided several days ago not to sell it,” continuing, “We had intended to convey the reality of the battles to players so that they could feel what it was like to be there.”

Atomic Games, the developers of Six Days in Fallujah, now find themselves without a publisher for their game. Although considering Konami’s previous statements following the game’s announcement, perhaps Atomic will be better off with a publisher that understands what they were trying to do a little better.