Capcom Stops Distribution of Street Fighter V Stage Due to “Unintentional Religious References.”
Street Fighter V's latest DLC has been pulled from the PlayStation and Steam Stores due to "religious references."
Capcom has confirmed that the DLC Thailand Temple Hideout Stage for it’s game Street Fighter V is being pulled from the PlayStation Store and Steam Store. The developer cited the reason for the pull was “unintentional religious references.”
Capcom confirmed that there will be emergency maintenance and an update for the game that will remove and replace the music on the map. They also stated that if you have already downloaded the DLC you will be able to continue to use the map, but when the new update hits, the music in the map itself will be replaced.
The developer gave no time frame for when the update will come, except that it will arrive soon.
In addition to the update for the game, Capcom issued an apology for the music:
It has come to our attention that part of the background music track used in the DLC Thailand Temple Hideout Stage, released on April 25, 2017, contains unintentional religious references. Capcom has therefore immediately ceased distribution of this DLC and, as a temporary measure, will be performing an emergency server maintenance update in the very near future to remove this track by replacing it with existing music from another stage. Details of the timing of this update will be provided via the @SFVServer Twitter account.
Users who have already downloaded this DLC will still be able to use it and, once the emergency maintenance update is complete, will have the replacement music as well.
An edited version of the Thailand Temple Hideout Stage background music will be released at a later date.
The Street Fighter V development and operations team, as well as all of us at Capcom, have nothing but the utmost respect for all faiths and religions around the world, and we would like to sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by this content.
Street Fighter V was released on February 16th, 2017, on PS4 and PC. The Thailand Temple Hideout Stage DLC was just announced a little more than a week, and was released this past Tuesday, April 25th, 2017. You can check out the music used in the map below, courtesy of YouTuber VesperArcade: