Yesterday GamePolitics reported on a planned protest march outside Ubisoft’s San Francisco office.
Peace group Direct Action to Stop the War hoped to persuade Ubisoft to drop its support of the America’s Army franchise, which the organization claims violates U.N. protocols against recruiting children into the military.
Two representatives of the group apparently scored some face time with Ubi’s U.S. CEO Laurent Detoc. MTV Multiplayer has a response statement from Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is a leading publisher that strives to create the best entertainment experiences possible. Ubisoft worked with the U.S. Army to create America’s Army games for the Xbox and Xbox 360 in order to deliver a compelling experience for our customers. As we discussed with the Direct Action to Stop the War (DASW) organization, our games are created to meet a diverse range of interests and not to express or endorse any political view. We respect DASW’s First Amendment rights, and would hope they also respect and recognize ours.
Wired Game|Life’s Chris Kohler has a lengthy (if slightly snarky) running commentary on the protest.