Last month, the new Peppa Pig: World Adventures game made headlines when a clip of the game showing a random Memoriam tribute to Queen Elizabeth II went viral.
The game’s lead producer David Moral has shed some light on the situation, explaining to Eurogamer how the Queen passed away during development and the “whole trip in London” featuring the Queen had already been implemented. So instead of removing it, the team added a special screen paying its respects:
“Unfortunately, the Queen passed away during development, and at that moment we had already implemented the character of the Queen and built this whole trip in London…When the news came up, there was discussion on how we should address the issue, because obviously there were different options. We could have removed the trip, we could have removed London and the Queen from the game, which would have been an option.”
The producer went on to mention how “everyone” is happy about this decision, as kids playing the game can learn about how she was such “an important figure in the UK and in the world for decades”. Moral added how her removal would have resulted in less content in the game.
You can track down the original Twitch clip that went viral in our previous post:
So, there you go – that’s the story behind the Peppa Pig Queen tribute.