Video games usually go hand in hand with controversy, although there are cases more thorny than others. Six Days in Fallujah has the task of recreating what was one of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq War, after being canceled in 2009 and coming back to life a few months ago.
This PC and console game is being developed based on anecdotes and comments from ex-combatants and civilians who survived the battle, so it will be quite faithful to what the conflict was. Nevertheless, its editor admits that it is impossible to separate the game from politics.
A few weeks ago, the president of the publisher Victure stated that Six Days in Fallujah “It will not make a political comment on whether the war was justified or not,” but the recent statement contradicts this statement. Basically this shooter will be closely linked to politics.
We understand the events recreated in Six Days in Fallujah are inseparable from politics. pic.twitter.com/N7nkPilp1Q
– Victura (@VicturaGG) March 8, 2021
”We understand that the events recreated in Six Days In Fallujah are inseparable from politics. The stories of Six Days In Fallujah are told through games and documentary footage that features service members and civilians with diverse experiences and opinions on the Iraq war. Up to now, 26 Iraqi civilians and dozens of service members have shared the most difficult moments of their lifes. with us, so that we can share them with you, in his words ”, states Victure’s statement.
Of course, the editor makes it clear that Six Days in Fallujah it will not be a recruiting tool, although logically he will share many experiences and real stories that occurred during the conflict, on both sides. Along with the game, there will be a documentary with more than 100 statements of marines, ex-combatants, civilians and much more.
”During the game, players will participate in stories that are given context through the documentary segments. Each mission challenges players to solve real military and civil battle scenarios interactively, offering a perspective on urban warfare that is not possible through any other medium. We believe that the stories of the sacrifices of this generation deserve to be told by the marines, soldiers and civilians who were there ‘‘.
This first-person shooter will take us through the most important events of the Battle of Fallujah, although there will be some cut-out elements, such as the use of white phosphorus. The key is to alternate interactive experience with cinematics and documentary, in order to offer a realistic view of the Iraq War.
Six Days in Fallujah will be launched this year 2021 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. As we already told you, Konami canceled its development in 2009, but finally the title will see the light of the hand of the publisher Victure.