Sony says sorry

SCEE backs down and says sorry over the use of the church in Resistance: Fall of Man

PS3 sci-fi shooter Resistance: Fall of Man recently came under fire for including a gun battle inside what looked a bit like Manchester's Cathederal. The Church went mental and threatened legal action against Sony. God also demanded that the game should be removed from the shops.

David Reeves, president of Sony Europe, said in a statement: "It is clear to us that the connection between the congregation and the cathedral is a deeply personal and spiritual one. As a result, it is also clear that we have offended some of the congregation by using the cathedral in our science fiction game. It was never our intention to offend anyone in the making of this game, and we would like to apologise unreservedly to them for causing that offence, and to all parts of the community who we might also have offended."

That's that then.

But the Church had to add: "We asked Sony to withdraw the game. They have refused to do this. We asked Sony to make a substantial donation to community groups nominated by the Cathedral. They have refused to do this. We also asked them to sign up to the Sacred Digital Guidelines. They have refused to do this. We fear that the next buildings to be cloned for virtual desecration could be a mosque, synagogue, temple or other churches."