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Because of the flag of Tibet: Chinese players started to bombard Life is Strange: True Colors with negative reviews on Steam

Life is Strange: True Colors was released on September 10 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S. The game was mostly received by critics and users alike. V Steam the rating of the project is 87% with 1942 reviews. Recently, however, True Colors received dozens of negative reviews from Chinese users. The reason was the flag of Tibet depicted in the game.

Image source: Steam

Image source: Steam

In a fresh adventure, Deck Nine Games and Square Enix sometimes let you roam free in Haven Springs. On its streets you can see the store “Treasures of Tibet” and the flag – symbol independent until 1950 of Tibet. Now this territory is part of China as an autonomous region, and the inhabitants of the Middle Kingdom did not like the decision of the developers. They saw the flag in Life is Strange: True Colors as supporting the Tibetan independence movement.

Tibet flag, image source: Deck Nine Games

Tibet flag, image source: Deck Nine Games

Many Chinese have begun to express their political stance in reviews on Valve’s platform. One of the reviews reads: “The game contains elements of Tibetan independence and implies a split in China.”… And the second says: “Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Tibet are forever a part of China”… Deck Nine Games and Square Enix have not yet responded to the situation.

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