“This was a grave breakdown in process.”
Ubisoft has publicly apologized for a Division 2 Private Beta email some players consider to be offensive.
According to Eurogamer, Ubisoft sent out a promotional email with a subject line which read, “Come see what a real government shutdown looks like in the private beta.” Within the hour, Ubisoft sent out an email apology.
“A marketing email promoting Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 was sent in error today,” the apology said, “This was a grave breakdown in process and we apologize for this error and the offensive subject line of the email. We recognize the very real impact of the United States government [shutdown] on thousands of people and did not intend to make light of the situation.”
The government shutdown alluded to in the promotional email is the longest in US history, and while it has been temporarily halted, it has significantly impacted many industries and left many people without pay.
For more Division 2 news, be sure to check out latest details on the private beta, 7 important changes coming to The Division 2, and our piece on why Epic’s PC storefront might not be ready for all the big exclusive games (including The Division 2) it is set to receive.
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