Tripwire Interactive president criticised for endorsing Texas ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill
Tripwire’s John Gibson gave his endorsement of the US Supreme Court’s decision to not challenge the recent so-called ‘heartbeat bill’ in Texas introducing strict limits on abortion in the US state.
“As an entertainer I don’t get political often. Yet with so many vocal peers on the other side of this issue, I felt it was important to go on the record as a pro-life game developer,” he tweeted.
- Texas Heartbeat Act commenced September 1, 2021
- Any who provide abortions past 6 weeks can be sued
- The US Supreme Court voted 5-4 to not intervene
- Company political statements are rarely well-received
’Not in our name’: Studios have issued statements of their own criticising such a public statement with Shipwright Studios lamenting that it entangles “all of those working for and with you.”
Ending contracts: Shipwright added that it's cancelling existing Tripwire contracts “effective immediately.” Another statement came from Torn Banner Studios who said they “do not share the opinion” of Gibson, which is the studio behind the recent Chivalry 2.