War vom Trailer auch begeistert und habe dann kurze Zeit später erfahren, dass der Entwickler ein GamerGater ist. Full on Milkshake Duck. Bei Waypoint gibt es ein ausführliches Interview mit ihm darüber:
When I met him in the middle of E3, he’d already experienced the emotional whiplash of his Milkshake Duck moment. His upcoming game, The Last Night, had one of the most exciting and widely-praised trailers during the Microsoft E3 showcase, but his newfound notoriety immediately become a double-edged sword. His old comments around feminism and GamerGate quickly came back to haunt him and caused both Microsoft and Raw Fury to reaffirm their own commitments to diversity and inclusion in light of his past remarks.
But a persistent theme to Soret’s remarks is a desire for a kind of apolitical or passive progressivism. While it might be overstating things to say he’s a GamerGate developer making a work of reactionary cyberpunk, he does share the suspicion of progressive / leftist critique that animated a lot of the people who really, truly believed they were part of a movement to protect “gamers” from a hostile and biased media.
Which is what lies at the heart of my own unease with The Last Night. The confused and thoroughly political apoliticism that Soret often defaults to preaching is too familiar at this point, betraying a hesitation to grapple with the choices and compromises of the status quo. With those underpinnings, I have my doubts that The Last Night can comprehend the present moment well enough to extrapolate an interesting and thought-provoking possible future.