Footage of Real Space Shuttle Crash in War Thunder Reveals Reaction: Developer Apologizes

Footage of Real Space Shuttle Crash in War Thunder Reveals Reaction: Developer Apologizes
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Footage of Real Space Shuttle Crash in War Thunder Reveals Reaction: Developer Apologizes

This time, an interesting observation attracted attention on the War Thunder forums, which are strangely famous for leaks of military documents. A hawk-eyed player shared that images of a real space shuttle accident were used in one of the promotional images released for the game. The forum post attracted great attention in a short time and it did not take long for it to attract the attention of the developer. A Community Manager from Gaijin Entertainment stepped in and clarified the situation.

Images of the Challenger Space Shuttle Accident were used in the promotional visual of War Thunder

As spotted on the War Thunder forums , real footage of the Challenger Space Shuttle Accident was used in one of the game’s four promotional images. The accident in question took the lives of 7 astronauts in 1986, when a space shuttle called Challenger exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. Reactions to the use of this event, which is recorded as a disaster in historical records, in the visuals of the game were also immediate.

Footage of Real Space Shuttle Crash in War Thunder Reveals Reaction: Developer Apologizes
Footage of Real Space Shuttle Crash in War Thunder Reveals Reaction: Developer Apologizes

Following the intense reactions, Community Manager “magazine2” from Gaijin Entertainment clarified the situation by commenting on the post. He stated that the visual in question was a part of the explosion effect package used and that they used it without knowing that it was footage of a real disaster. He also shared his sincere apologies to the players.

“Hello guys, we accidentally used an explosion image of the Challenger disaster in one of our main images. Please accept our most sincere apologies. We had no idea that this image was a real image as it was part of the air explosion effects package our design team used.

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“We will change this image as soon as possible and take precautions to prevent this from happening in the future.”

Following this incident that took place on June 23, the topic was closed in the forum.

War Thunder, where we can use almost all heavy and metal war machines, is among the best free games you can play on Steam . However, its most popular aspect stands out as its realistic gameplay that focuses on tank battles. The game, which was first released in 2013 and later managed to catch up with today’s technology with visual improvements, is still played by millions of players every month. If you are good with war games, you can download and try it, as it is free of charge.

You can share your opinions about the incident with us and our other readers in the comments section. We wish everyone good games in advance!

 

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