Command & Conquer’s main enemy no longer Middle Eastern to avoid offending gamers

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 08:28 GMT By Dave Cook

Command & Conquer developer Victory Games has confirmed that its Global Liberation Army faction will no longer consist solely of Middle Eastern soldiers, in an effort to avoid offending gamers.

Previously, the GLA was a faction designed on Middle Eastern soldiers but developer Tim Morten told Polygon it was diversifying its approach moving forward.

“This is actually a pretty big change for the game. Anyone who knows this series will know the Global Liberation Army. But at the studio we had a bad reaction from people saying it was pretty offensive to have Middle-Eastern characters as militants.”

“Now we’ll probably just offend everybody,” he added, as he confirmed the GLA will consist of soldiers of at least five different races.

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