Posted By: Shrygue
via Computer and Video Games
Atomic Games has spoken of its "surprise" at Konami's decision to drop out of publishing its Iraq-based war game Six Days in Fallujah.
"We were informed on Thursday night that Konami had decided to pull out of Six Days in Fallujah," the company's president said. "This caught us by surprise."
Konami's decision was made public earlier this week following a backlash to the game, which is based on the 2004 US military campaign Operation Fury.
"After seeing the reaction to the videogame in the United States and hearing opinions sent through phone calls and e-mail, we decided several days ago not to sell it," the company said.
While not revealing future plans for the title, Atomic Games' Tamte also told Edge that "development of the game had been progressing very well and on schedule", and that "we would very much like the opportunity to complete the game".
The PC, 360 and PS3 title was originally set for release in the States next year, although it was never confirmed for Europe. Don't hold your breath.