The upcoming Lies of P has seen its ‘ACAB’ reference removed after its director concluded it may be a “little risky”.
Lies of P is an upcoming soulslike game that is set to put a unique spin on the tale of Pinocchio. However, with some players diving into the game early, a few noticed a sign sprayed with the letters ‘APAB.’
Although this stands for “all puppets are bastards,” it is a clear reference to the anti-police slogan “all cops are bastards” made popular after the murder of George Floyd in 2020.
Despite Lies of P director Ji-Won Choi is “passionate” about the slogan, he has since decided to remove it from the full game.
Lies of P Is Not Taking Risks
In an interview with Video Games On Sports Illustrated, Choi revealed that the sign now reads ‘Purge Puppets’.
“That was one of the messages we were going to use in the game, but we ended up taking it out,” he said. “We took it out eventually because we wanted everyone to enjoy the game exactly how we intended it to be enjoyed, and not judged based on any trends.”
“We really wanted the world that we designed to be interpreted by the players exactly how we aimed it to be, so we took out factors that could be a little risky,” Choi continued.
“We respect everyone who might want to play this game, and we wanted everyone to get the best experience out of it.”
Not Long To Go
Lies of P arrives on September 19 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
For those who wish to dive in sooner, it will be available for early download on September 17 (ready to play on the 19th) for those who have pre-ordered the standard edition.
Deluxe Edition buyers can start preloading on September 14 and be able to start playing on September 16.
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