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Atomic Heart Dev Apologizes for Racist In-Game Cartoon

Atomic Heart dev Mundfish has apologized for racist in-game caricature that appears in the save room. The game has been no stranger to controversy since its launch, but this is the only one that has officially been addressed by Mundfish.

Atomic Heart dev pledges to remove racist cartoon

PC Gamer first spotted the caricature that originally appeared in a real Soviet-era cartoon called Nu, Pogodi! The episode that features controversial material aired in 1978. As spotted by Twitter user Kat Bailey, Mundfish thanked PC Gamer during a Twitch stream for bringing the issue to the team’s attention. The studio has promised to remove the cartoon.

“The Mundfish team thanks the PC Gamer contributor for bringing this lack of sensitivity to our attention,” Mundfish said. “We apologize if using the vintage cartoon or music has caused hurt or insult. We will edit the parts in question.”

You can view a clip of the apology below: