Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story controversy - everything you need to know about the game's troubled launch

We're beginning to think that the cyberpunk genre is a little bit cursed.

While you're probably aware of everything surrounding Cyberpunk 2077, including it being pulled from the PlayStation Store, the refund fiasco, and the myriad bugs within the game, you might not have heard of Sense.

Well, Sense has its own controversies to deal with.

Just in case you've not heard about the game but have seen it mentioned around the internet, let us help you out.

What is Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story?

Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story, is a game that released on Steam last year and flew under the radar somewhat.

Despite that, it seems as though there is now a bit of controversy about the game, at least according to Top Hat Studios, the publisher of the game.

The statement declares there to be "a large amount of messages and demands" aimed towards the console release of the game due to its art style primarily. There have, according to the publisher, been calls for censorship.

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What is the drama around it about?

Top Hat Studios, the publisher of Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story, has been sent A LOT of horrible messages in the wake of the game's release.

To prove how horrid their inbox has become, the publisher has since posted a thread, compiling a vast number of deeply unpleasant messages that the company has received.

The thread is filled with transphobia, racism, sexism, and basically every kind of abhorrent abuse that a group of overly entitled gamers send to developers far too often.

This all seems to be recent though, and it's odd that things would kick off now given that the game has existed for a few months already.

It's hard to say what came first at this point, but it is important to note that messages like this are unacceptable.

It'd be completely unethical to stir up something like this on purpose too, especially just as a way of marketing your game to people who react to phrases like censorship when it comes to games.

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