Little Devil Inside Developers Under Fire for Apparently Racist Game Elements

Neostream apologizes for an apparently racist design

Little Devil Inside Developers Under Fire for Apparently Racist Game Elements

One of the games announced in the PlayStation 5 reveal was Neostream's Little Devil Inside which caught somewhat of a controversy when it was pointed out that one of the enemies in the game was a racist stereotype.

On Twitter, this was pointed out by a user with the handle @LordBalvin posting:

LordBalvin's tweet about one of the enemies in Little Devil Inside

Apparently the design was deemed offensive because of the dreadlocks, thick lips, and blow darts that somehow resemble marijuana joints.

If anything, Neostream had responded on Facebook and are saying that they are open to redesigning the characters. They wrote:

Racist stereotypes of any kind were absolutely not intended, we were not aware of the stereotypical connotations and wish to apologize to anyone who may have been offended by the character design.

As for the fix, they have mentioned four changes to the character which include removing the dreadlocks, changing the lips, changing the skin tone, and redesigning the blow dart as to make it look less like a joint. If that isn’t enough though, the devs are open to doing a complete overhaul of the character.

Little Devil Inside is an action-adventure RPG with survival elements set in an atmospheric, semi-open world. The trailer reveals new scenes, monsters and glimpses of gameplay in various environments.

No release date has been set for Little Devil Inside but it’s expected to be an exclusive for the PlayStation 5. For more games, you can check out our complete and updated list of PS5 Games

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