During a livestream
of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, PewDiePie uttered ""What a f***ing n*****! Geez! Oh my god! What the f***?" Before seemingly laughing it off as a mere turn of phrase. This comes after the popular streamer found controversy after an anti-Semitic stunt a while back. Although not directly tied to a single incident Firewatch developer Sean Vanaman then took to Twitter to announce that the studio would take action for any videos featuring its game.
Following up with, "I am sick of this child getting more and more chances to make money off of what we make," and "He's worse than a closeted racist: he's a propagator of despicable garbage that does real damage to the culture around this industry."
Turns out that developers and publishers tolerate footage being used by YouTubers and streamers even though technically it's copyright infringement. PewDiePie's Let's Play video for Firewatch had over 5.7 million views as of earlier today. It's since been removed, but due to this story only being hours old it's unclear if its removal was simply a precautionary measure in lieu of a legal request.