PUBG Crate-box looks like Muslim Kaba, chances of causing outrage
One of the Login Reward or usually referred as crate-box in the most controversial game PUBG mobile has a new update which is similar to the Kabaa – the holiest place of Muslims in Makkah.
A twitter handle raised the issue to PUBG Support team and asked the developers to look into the matter.
one of the crates/login reward in PUBG's is offensive, it looks like Kabaa ? -the holiest place of Muslims around the world. @PUBG @PUBGMOBILE @PUBG_Support @PUBGMobile_IN— Shoeb A. Siddiqi (@ShoebASiddiqi1) March 21, 2019
Request you to kindly look into it
Even a pilot mask found in the game’s store caused outrage among Japanese and Chinese fans who reported it to be offensive, the mask appeared to feature a rising sun design which was used by the Imperial Japanese military. The developers of the game later apologized, removed the mask and issued a statement promising to scrutinize gaming icons before they went on sale in the future.
The statement said, “We apologize for causing concerns over a pilot mask item.”
“We will conduct an overall re-examination of our image production process to prevent such a recurrence. We will enhance procedures to scrutinize game items before their release and hold the person in charge responsible,” the statement added.
It’s high-time for the Muslim community to raise the issue to the concerned PUBG development teams, demanding them to replace the Kaaba icon.