Hotline Miami 2, The Stanely Parable, and now... Thief! According to their own website, due to consumer complaints the developers are going to be removing any and all references to Quick Time Events.
razorstealth: You mentioned QTEs in the last Take 5. How are you planning to implement these so that they don't break immersion?
Valerie: Oh, I want to answer that one! I was hoping someone would ask. Easy, we're not implementing them. To begin with, there were very few instances of QTEs in the game; in fact there was only one in that whole hour-long E3 demo. However, given the strong reactions it evoked in the press and the community, it was an easy decision to do away with them entirely. So we're not doing it. No quick time.
Honestly, I am shocked at the willingness of these video game 'developers' to cave to any and all censorship demands from the choice few who deem QTEs to be offensive.
Will the PC police never quit?