The developer behind Ion Fury apologised publicly when screenshots of a conversation between fans and developers at the studio emerged, showing both parts bashing the "SJW" community as well as trans people in the games' Discord. Following this find, by a user on ResetEra, Voidoint and 3D Realms stated they'd patch out the offensive content from the game, with Voidpoint stating it would "pledge $10,000" to The Trevor Project, as reported by IGN.
Now, however, in a turn of events, the studio has re-emerged stating the opposite:
"Joint statement from Voidpoint and 3D Realms:
We've caused a recent controversy suggesting Ion Fury game content was to be censored.
We will absolutely NOT be censoring Ion Fury or any of our other games, now or in the future, including but not limited to by removing gags such as gaming's most controversial facial wash.
We do not support censorship of creative works of any kind and regret our initial decision to alter a sprite in the game instead of trusting our instincts. 3D Realms and Voidpoint stand together on this matter.
Last but not least, please respect our need to keep our community forums clean from hateful messages, spam, or off-topic threads. We recognize our mistake and have received your message loud and clear!"
What do you think of this complete 180?