It seems Cyberpunk 2077 developer, CD Project Red, used a tag called “Winnie the Pooh” to indicate content that needs to be censored for the Chinese edition of the game.
The big Data Red CD leak that occurred at the beginning of the week seems to be causing even more trouble now as more details about the game’s development process are emerging.
How uncovered on Subreddit GamingLeaksAndRumours“Flags of censorship seem to point to society using a sign to refer to content that would have to be removed in China.
If you’re out of the loop, Winnie the Pooh has become a carefree way for people across China to ridicule their President Xi Jinping a few years ago. However, the Chinese government did not see the funny side of comparison with the figure of a loved one and banned it directly throughout the country.
We have already seen similar controversies in the game regarding China and Pooh – Devotion was withdrawn from Steam after the Xi Jinping controversy Winnie the Pooh and Pooh is also blurred in the Chinese edition of Kingdom Hearts 3.
This development data from the Projekt Red CD seems to have been stolen from the main hacker ransomware that occurred at the beginning of the year. Although some mysterious buyer got all the data, it was clearly not the end of the suffering, as these new leaks show.
We also recently heard about the “bug fix” in Cyberpunk 2077, which was manufactured and distributed internally before the game was released.