After the passing of Michael Forgey, producer on Middle Earth: Shadow of War, Warner Bros. created a special piece of DLC as a tribute to him and the years of work he put into making video games.
This tribute came in the form of making him a character that could be recruited in the game. The Forthog Orc-Slayer DLC was initially being sold for about £5 and Warner Bros. said they would donate the income gained from sales to the Forgey family.
However, there was some confusion as they didn’t promote the charity event outside of the US and indeed not long after it began, the content was pulled from the Canadian and EU Steam store. It seemed something fishy was at play but WB have clarified the issue in a statement released on their website.
They say that marketing laws in various territories made things more complicated but and so the DLC will now be a free download and “Anyone who has purchased the DLC will receive a full refund.” On top of this, they will be making a donation straight to the Forgey family and encourage fans to donate themselves through their page set up at the YouCaring site.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War will be released on October 10 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.