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Prepared or Not Again on Steam Following a Takedown Request Regarding Trademark Infringement

Prepared or Not Again on Steam Following a Takedown Request Regarding Trademark Infringement

Ready or Not, the tactical, first-person shooter that entered Early Entry in 2021, is again on Steam after a takedown request was issued regarding trademark infringement.

As reported by NME, the difficulty was associated to a degree that depicted a mass capturing at a nightclub and one which was launched on the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub capturing. The nightclub in Prepared or Not was referred to as Prysm.

Prepared or Not developer VOID Interactive introduced that its sport was again on Steam earlier as we speak, June 18, saying it was “very sorry about this downtime and hope it was not too inconvenient.”

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— VOID Interactive (@VOIDInteractive) June 18, 2022

This apology arrives after it addressed rumors surrounding “the takedown of Prepared or Not and its related pages on Steam that occurred on Thursday, June sixteenth.”

“A takedown request was issued by way of Steam regarding a instructed trademark infringement in our latest Evening Membership map that was shared as a part of our most up-to-date Steam replace,” VOID Interactive wrote. “We take IP considerations very critically, and in a present of fine religion, we’ve got determined to take away the topic supplies and any reference to them from Prepared or Not and from any of our social media or different publications.

“Prepared or Not will return to the Steam retailer as soon as we full the modifications. We’ve additionally eliminated the AI replace video from our YouTube channel and from our Steam Retailer web page, and anticipate that these can be restored after an enhancing course of is accomplished.”

VOID has not addressed the controversy round it releasing the map on the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub capturing, however followers on Twitter have talked about the takedown was not particularly linked to that and as an alternative was as a result of identify being just like a nightclub chain in the UK.

This is not the primary controversial second for Prepared or Not, as VOID Interactive parted methods with writer Team17 one day after the developer shared it would have a school shooting level.

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Adam Bankhurst is a information author for IGN. You may comply with him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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