Sony's 'Hanuman: Boy Warrior' faces online protests
Hanuman: Boy Warrior, the recently developed console game for playstation 2, has walked into some serious 'web' trouble. They asked to withdraw the game from the world market.
Hanuman: Boy Warrior, the recently developed console game for playstation 2, has walked into some serious 'web' trouble. A few US and Australia-based Hindu groups organised online protests, asking to withdraw the game from the world market.
The game, owned by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's (SCEE), plays Hanuman as the lead protagonist. SCEE PlayStation country manager Atindriya Bose says, 'Hindus in Australia and USA have started this movement and posted their requests on the web. Till this time, there has been no direct communication with the said groups and we haven't received any intimation from them officially.'
Meanwhile, according to Bose, Indian Hindu audiences are very positive about the game.
The protesting groups have demanded that Sony take back the game from the market and seek an apology.
When asked what would be Sony's stand on the request, Bose quips, 'Since we are not aware of their exact point of objection, we are in no position to comment on our plan of action. However, we are keeping a tab of the situation and hope to resolve it soon.'
Hanuman: Boy Warrior is the first console game to be playable in Hindi and English. It is priced at ₹499.