Okay I can understand that cultures and countries want to keep their individuality and are worried about the big bad Englishman taking overâ€¦ okay no I don’t understand it at all.
It’s a language, if you don’t like it then don’t buy English products. This isn’t being forced on you… unless that is you live in Canada.
So if you are one of the unlucky people in Canada whose first language is English then prepared to be discriminated against.Â Quebec (capital of Canada) has decided to outlaw the sale of any game that doesn’t have French voice overs or at the very least, French subtitles.Â
Granted the idea is great, except that all that is going to happen is that most games will now no longer be on sale in Canada as the market just isn’t big enough for a lot of smaller titles to justify the cost.
Granted this law only currently applies to the State of Quebec but you can imagine that developers and publishers will be a little worried about this, and the developers in Montreal must be checking the books to see how cheap it would be to move to America where they will be safe to make a game in any language they like.
Political correctness has taken it’s next victim.
Source of Story and awesome image: Joystiq
Last Updated: April 3, 2009