A game director at Blizzard has been forced to apologize, after stating that it's not his company's place to address the issues of the hyper-sexualization of women in MOBA video games.
When asked about
this hyper-sexualization in an interview with Rock Paper Shotgun, Dustin Browder, game director on upcoming Blizzard MOBA Heroes of the Storm
, stated, "We're not sending a message to anybody. We're just making characters who look cool."
When further challenged, he added, "We're not running for President. We're not sending a message. No one should look to our game for that."
On the official blog for Heroes of the Storm
, Browden admitted that
he had "responded poorly" to the question, and apologized, saying that he doesn't not want to alienate any players.
"This is a serious topic and I don’t want anyone to think that I, or anyone else at Blizzard, is insensitive about how we portray our characters," he added.