The IW developer said on Reddit that he had received a number of private messages on Reddit, all of which were about how to hurt his children. When one fan thanked Joe Cecot for continuing to work the game, he replied on Reddit that the studio was now bringing an update to Call of Duty 16: Modern Warfare, adding a private message wishing to have fewer of his children’s tragic deaths.
“It’s hard, I’d rather have fewer private letters that curse my child’s tragic death, ” he said. I’ll spend less time here in the future. Thank you for your support. We’re still working frantically. “
Cecot is not the first IW employee to be harassed.
Ashton Williams, IW’s senior public relations manager, said on Twitter: “We get a lot of tweets, emails and reviews from the Internet. We can’t all reply. For those who call me racist and all the other nonsense, I’m ignoring them. No one should do that, we’re all adults. “
Previously, employees of Group T, another developer of the Call of Duty series, have also received death threats. Vahn, then group T’s design director, received a number of death threats for a sniper in call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
Media say it’s completely okay to give constructive criticism to game developers and actually help developers make meaningful changes to the game, but sending death threats can seem stupid and childish.