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Fallout: The Frontier Mod Pulled After a Developer Allegedly Shared Pedophilic Content

Fallout: The Frontier, Fallout: New Vegas, pulled, controversial

Long-awaited Fallout: New Vegas mod Fallout: The Frontier has been pulled, at least temporarily, by its creators after releasing only two weeks ago. The decision to remove the mod from Nexus Mods and its own website was made following a determination that “ZuTheSkunk,” one of the developers that worked on the project, had posted pedophilic content on a personal art page. Incidentally, players have also criticized in-game content involving uncomfortable sexual situations, with players on Reddit referencing numerous uncomfortable jokes and a mission that involves the enslavement of a girl.

In addition to the game being pulled, the development team has posted a statement on the Nexus Mods page for Fallout: The Frontier:

Some deeply concerning news has emerged in the past few hours. We have been recently notified that one of our developers, ZuTheSkunk, had posted animated pedophillic content on their personal artist accounts. The items in question are deeply disturbing to the entire team, and we condemn them in the strongest sense. ZuTheSkunk has since been removed from the Development Team and banned off of our Community Discord. We will be conducting dialogue with members of the development team to hear their thoughts regarding the current situation and help make our decision more informed. We have stopped production and work on the mod to address the current events properly. More measures will be undertaken and a more detailed address will be posted soon.
The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed both in the mod, and outside of it, belong solely to the authors who write them, and not to the mod’s organization, community, or other group or individual.

Statements on Fallout: The Frontier’s website and Twitter account suggest that the mod will be available to download again at a later date. One tweet, in particular, says, “We will be making changes to the Frontier going forward to remove inappropriate lines and content. This will be our final build.” What content will be altered in this final build has not been specified.

The content download arrived on Nexus Mods and the Fallout: The Frontier website on Jan. 15 with three main quests and more than 60 sidequests after seven years of development time. A Steam release was planned but delayed around the time when the mod launched on other sites, but the game’s page is still up for you to visit.

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