War Thunder Developers Apologize for Using Challenger Disaster Photo

War Thunder Developers Apologize for Using Challenger Disaster Photo
War Thunder Developers Apologize for Using Challenger Disaster Photo

war thunder The developers had to apologize over the weekend after players quickly noticed that a newly added loading screen featured footage from Space. Shuttle Challenger disaster.

Released in 2013War Thunder is a combat MMO for console and PC featuring real-world planes, tanks, and battleships, where players engage in large-scale conflicts using their favorite vehicles. Since its launch over a decade ago, Gaijin Entertainment has continued to update and expand the online war simulator, adding more vehicles and modes. And often, Gaijin adds new artwork on loading screen with each new patch. This usually does not cause any problems. However, the most recent update added an artwork featuring a real-world explosion that killed seven astronauts.

As seen by game pointJune 22 Some players saw a big explosion at the bottom of a new piece of war thunder The artwork looked identical to the space shuttle Challenger explosion. Not long after fans first saw it, Gaijin Entertainment issued an apology for the mistake. .

“Hey guys, we’ve accidentally used the explosion from the Challenger disaster in one of our key art images,” said community manager Magazine2 on the official game forums. “Please accept our sincere apologies for this, the image was part of an aerial explosion reference package used by our artists and the context was lost.”

The community manager further explained that the developers will alter the artwork “as soon as we can.” Gaijin says he will “take measures” to ensure” this type of mistake does not happen again in the future.

On Reddit, a different community manager for the game, Oxy, also issued a similar apologybut added that the key art would be changed on June 24.

“I’m sorry everyone, things like this shouldn’t happen and we will make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Oxy said.

The shuttle Challenger disaster occurred in 1986 when, after just 73 seconds of flight, the spacecraft exploded. All seven crew members aboard the ferry, including a school teacher, were killed instantly in the explosion.

While this situation isn’t fun for anyone involved, it’s still not as bad as all the times people have used the war thunder real sharing forums, classified information about warships and airplanes as part of their arguments in favor of balance adjustments. That happens so often that the game’s Wikipedia page a whole section dedicated to covering all the times it has happened.


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