The Chinese Room, who’s made popular games such as Amnesia and Everybody’s Gone To Rapture, has posted a rather snide remark about CD Projekt RED, the team behind the immensely popular Witcher series.
It happened when Gamespot tweeted an image which was used while making the first teaser for CD Projekt RED’s upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077. This prompted Chinese Room to reply to Gamespot’s tweet with a rather surprising comment.
The studio accused CD Projekt RED of being sexist and their comment mentioned that it’s latest game appeared to be “just as sexist” as The Witcher series. This seemed to suggest that the Chinese Room thinks all of CD Projekt RED’s games are sexist.
But just as sexist if that image is anything to go by… https://t.co/jlLW0lWP6z
— The Chinese Room (@ChineseRoom) April 29, 2016
This is not the first time The Chinese Room has been critical of a developer for being sexist. It also made some rather strange remarks about the character design decisions of Quiet, who was a female character in Metal Gear Solid V.
The Witcher series is known to feature sex scenes and scantily clad women in its games. It also has a few scenes where the women characters appear nude. However, it has also featured many women characters in prominent roles and it’s last Witcher game, The Witcher 3, featured a female character named Ciri, who was one of the two main characters of the game, the other one being the series protagonist Geralt Of Rivea.
It’s unfair to accuse CD Projekt RED of being sexist for utilizing creative liberties and when it comes from another game developer, it is just done in extremely poor taste.
Both the studios have done exceptional work with their games and it’s rather surprising to see The Chinese Room indulge in such public shaming of CD Projekt RED. We hope both studios can bury any hatchets they might have and be on friendly terms again.