When I read that Sony had gotten itself into a bit of a scuffle with the Church of England because of Resistance I shook my head side to side like a disappointed parent seeing his only son strike out for the fifth time in a row. Surely, I thought, they’d have to apologize, no matter how minor the infraction seemed to be. And they did. With these words Sony will hope that its latest public relations disaster will quickly and quietly fade away:
…we would like to apologise unreservedly to them for causing that offence, and to all parts of the community who we might also have offended
If there’s a lesson to be learned here, it’s that you probably shouldn’t set your video games to take place at real world places of worship. I guess I’ll have to shelve that idea I had about a rogue space alien forcibly taking over St. Peter’s.
Sony in video game apology [The Sun]