Letting those true colors shine, John.
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Over the weekend, Tripwire Interactive president John Gibson tweeted out that he is in favor of the new six-week abortion ban in Texas and that he was "Proud of the #USSupremeCourt" for giving the okay for that ban to be in place. Gibson continued on to say, "As an entertainer I don't get political often. Yet with so many vocal peers on the other side of this issue, I felt it was important to go on the record as a pro-life game developer."

The new law in Texas effectively bans abortions after six weeks. This time is simply far too short for most people to even know that they are pregnant in the first place. The Texas law also allows for citizens to sue abortion providers that break the ban. Citizens are also being urged to sue anybody that aids or abets in an abortion. If the lawsuit is successful, the person bringing up the lawsuit can earn a "bounty" of $10,000 (USD).

The response to Gibson's Twitter post has been overwhelmingly negative, with very few exceptions. A lot of the responses denouncing Gibson's remarks have come from some of his peers in the gaming industry.

Sony Santa Monica writer Alanah Pearce asked if Gibson "had a vasectomy before tweeting this?" Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski told Gibson, "you can now unfollow me now, thanks." Cory Barlog of Sony Santa Monica and the director for God of War asked, "how can anyone be proud of claiming dominion over a woman's personal freedoms?" Author, screenwriter, and game designer Gary Whitta says that this is "the last time I ever consider playing any of your games."

Gibson's remarks have already started to cost Tripwire Interactive some business. One of the responses to Gibson's comment comes from Shipwright Studios. Shipwright Studios is a game development studio that helped Tripwire for the past three years on titles such as Chivalry II and Maneater. The studio issued a statement saying that they "cannot in good conscience continue to work with Tripwire under the current leadership structure."

Just a quick update to add that Torn Banner Studios, the main development team behind Chivalry 2, have also expressed their disgust with the statements made by John Gibson. As it currently stands, Torn Banner has made no statement about whether or not they will continue to work with Tripwire going forward.