Controversial shooter Six Days in Fallujah back in development – Taylor Lyles

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Six Days in Fallujah, a controversial third-person shooter set during the Iraq War, is back in development over a decade after being canceled following negative feedback and controversy surrounding the game’s premise.

Originally announced in 2009 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, Six Days in Fallujah is a tactical shooter set during the Second Battle of Fallujah. The game’s original developer — a now-defunct studio called Atomic Games — said it was working with real US soldiers in order to create a more authentic experience.

Following the initial announcement, several groups spoke out, criticizing the game’s concept. The negative reception eventually led Konami, the original publisher, to announce it would no longer publish it.

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