Amidst the controversy over its portrayal of certain Hindu figures, however, it has been revealed that the game will not feature Jewish, Christian, or Islamic figures.
The controversy started when Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, requested the removal of specific characters from the game as having these deities controlled by the player trivializes them.
Hi-Rez chief operation officer, Todd Harris, responded by saying that they decided to use figures from the Hindu faith because it is one of the world’s oldest and most diverse religions, providing a good base of inspiration for several characters. The game, which is now in closed beta, will include more deities as development continues, not fewer.
When asked by GameSpot if the company plans to implement figures of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic religions, however, Harris responded by saying that Abrahamic figures were not included mostly for gameplay reasons: its tradition does not have stories about deities fighting one another with “awesome abilities”. Because of this, at best they would be support characters.
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