Call of Duty: Warzone on the Move to Fairness
There are lots of online games, and it is easy to get lost among all the choices available. Call of Duty has been on the market for a long time, and its popularity doesn’t seem to go down. Nevertheless, if you want to compete, you need to create events, maps, and bundles for the fans if you wish for them to stay engaged.
Over the last few years, we’ve seen a lot of different content from Activision, but this time a skin developed for Call of Duty: Warzone and CoD: Vanguard has caused a problem. The Floofy Fury is a bundle that only recently has become available. It featured a skin called Loyal Samoyed for the Kim Tae Young operator, turning the player into a weird dog-like creature.
The idea seems crazy enough, but an artist, Sail Lin, has come to the company with accusations. The skin looked too alike to the concept arts they’d shared on social media. After this online scandal, Activision decided to remove the character and bundle from the game for an indefinite amount of time.
The company released an official statement and apology. It claimed that the developers respected the right of private content, and that mistake was a really big misstep. Even though the skin had a lot of popularity among the players, it won’t reappear in the nearest future.
Even though Sail Lin hoped to get a formal apology, they didn’t see any moves from Activision. The Floofy bundle has been fully erased from the in-game market, and there are no plans for possible furry characters who can replace the skin.
Nowadays, you can easily find different concept art on social media, and it is the responsibility of the company to keep an eye out for copyright claims. Activision might have to deal with more backlash from this action later.
What do you think about Activision’s apology? Do you think the company will try to release the bundle again? Please, share your ideas with us in the comments below.