SEGA And Creative Assembly stop translating add-ons into Russian for Total War: Warhammer III.
This is reported by the blogger “Sham” with reference to representatives Creative assembly. According to their information, official Russian-language localization of new content for Total War: Warhammer III will no longer be released, starting with the expansion Forge of the Chaos Dwarfswhich will be released April 13.
At the same time, on the day of the announcement of Forge of the Chaos Dwarfs, support for the Russian language was indicated on the add-on page on Steam, which has now been removed, and videos from the developers were accompanied by Russian subtitles. The studio and the publisher did not publicly make any announcements about the termination of translation.
Things appeared to be turning a corner for Warhammer, with their Total Fascism: Hitler Edition trailer recently coming out.
And while the new Warhammer show coming out is being done by Netflix, it’s starring Henry Cavill, who is a mega fan, so there is some small chance of it being borderline watchable.
But then comes SEGA and Creative Assembly, dropping support for the Russian localization. There are approximately 260 million Russian speakers, making it the eighth most spoken language in the world. Ironically, their NATO obedience signaling has caused problems for some Ukrainian consumers.
Hello. Today I wanted to buy the DLC Chaos Dwarfs, and was surprised to find that the developers removed the Russian language from this DLC without warning. I am a Ukrainian, a refugee living in Europe. We Ukrainians speak two languages, Ukrainian and Russian, we speak English poorly. There is no Ukrainian language in the game, so the Ukrainians played in Russian. Why did the developers remove the language spoken by the Ukrainian community? I support the action of the developer, who limits the sale of the game in Russia, since this is the aggressor country, but why should Ukrainian game buyers suffer? And I don’t understand why buyers weren’t warned about the cancellation of the Russian localization before the purchase?
It really is amazing the pettiness of the International Rules Based WMD Liars. Reminds me of the CBC – and other propaganda outlets – decision to refuse to capitalize the W in White People, while capitalizing the B in Black, the A in Asian, etcetera. Don’t ever call our parasite class “the elites.” They’re a bunch of spiteful mutants and inbred Middle Easterners with illegitimate power.
As for the game, I played Total War: Shogun 2 more than a decade ago. Eventually I realized that the game is just a very shallow world map strategy game, followed up by a very shallow RTS battle system. That was already the seventh game in the series, and Total War: Warhammer 3 is the fifteenth, not including DLC and spin-offs. Must be nice making the same game over and over again for two decades and selling 40 million copies.
Whatever we think of the series itself, it’s flat out anti-consumer to make the first three entire games in the Warhammer trilogy translated into a certain language, only to stop doing this for the DLC. The consumers who have purchased the first games may have done so with the expectation that they would be able to finish the series. Now, they won’t be able to do that, but won’t be able to refund their purchases. This is less of an issue for games than books, but it’s still a valid concern. Then again, the entire point is to be petty towards Russian speakers, who will just pirate the game and then download mods.