Sony’s Santa Monica studio has now issued an official statement asking all gamers to treat its developers “with respect”.
As Victoria so perfectly summed it up for us at the time, yesterday was a sad day. In less than 24 hours, we learned that Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert was not going to speak about the upcoming release of Return to Monkey Island again following online abuse, and God of War Ragnarök producer had to asking everyone to be patient while waiting for more in-game information after learning that some members of the God of War Ragnarök team were receiving unsolicited photos of their private parts.
Accordingly, Santa Monica Studio today released an official statement on the incident through its social media channels.
“Everyone at Santa Monica Studio works to create a game that we’re proud of, a game that we hope you’ll enjoy playing once released,” he said.
“Our fans inspire us and we understand the passion and the desire to know more. But that passion should not be toxic or come at the expense of the dignity of a human being.
“Let’s celebrate our community by treating each other, all players and developers, with respect.”