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Wolfenstein: Youngblood's executive producer talks about the political nature of the game

Playing politics

The entire Wolfenstein series is about taking down Nazis, and the same goes for Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Some would view that element of Wolfenstein: Youngblood's story through a political lens, but that's now how executive producer Jerk Gustafsson feels. In an interview with GamesIndustry, Gustafsson was asked whether or not there's a political message to the game.

"No, but of course it's in some way political since we have Nazis in the game, right? In a way, it also has a political message because for us and how we portray the Nazis, Hitler and the Nazi regime is the evil of the world. They've taken over the world, and they have been pushed back to some extent in this game, but they still symbolize what is evil and you are the protagonist who fights that evil. So in that sense, it's political because it's a message about freeing the world from that evil.

There are many things you can say are political nowadays. But when we write the stories of our games, we don't really think about it as a political message. We just write the story we want to tell. But we don't shy away from it if we notice that there are elements of [politics] in there. And hopefully that goes for other games as well."

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tupin
Tue Aug 13 19 06:47pm
Rating: 5

If you're offended that a game has you kill actual armband-wearing, Hitler-worshiping Nazis, maybe you should ask whether or not people are wrong for calling you one, honestly.

I had to follow the link to see if the guy's name really is "Jerk Gustafsson".

It is.

zonned87
Tue Aug 13 19 06:01pm
Rating: 2

I don't want politics in my games especially the NPC kind.

Yeah, it's not like our government is keeping people in cages, separating families who seek asylum and starving people to death because of what they look like ..um...

Well, it’s actually because they’re committing a crime, but it still shouldn’t be happening anyway. Imagine doing that to someone for stealing a loaf of bread. How is that not cruel and unusual punishment?

tupin
Tue Aug 13 19 06:47pm
Rating: 5

If you're offended that a game has you kill actual armband-wearing, Hitler-worshiping Nazis, maybe you should ask whether or not people are wrong for calling you one, honestly.

lylatroid
Tue Aug 13 19 08:45pm
Rating: 1

Not a fan of games that involves politics. If anyone does, that’s good.

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