“Peppa Pig: World Adventure” developer Pettons Studio recently explained why the corresponding character still appeared in the game after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. In “Peppa Pig: World Adventure”, players can travel to famous locations around the world, including Paris, Australia, London and more.
In the London chapter, Peppa Pig, family and friends visit Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen. When the game was officially released last month, a video went viral on foreign social media. In the video, Peppa Pig and the queen jumped around in a puddle together, and then turned to a black screen with the words “in mourning” appearing in memory of the Queen of England.
David Moral, the chief producer of the game, said in an interview with the media: “Unfortunately, the Queen died when the game was still in the development stage. At that time, we had already added the role of the Queen to the game and completed the trip to London. We had a discussion about how to approach that, and there were different options. We could delete the trip, and we could delete the Queen.”
Moral said that he thinks everyone is happy to accept the game’s retention of the Queen’s character: “Although she is no longer there, people and children all over the world can meet the Queen and learn about her through this game.”
Publisher Outright Games’ producer Ester Zanon also said the decision to keep the character was made quickly. She said that when the queen passed away, everyone on the development team thought the character should be kept because “it’s not fair to cut her. She is history for each of us”.
Moral also said that removing London from the game would be undesirable, as it would reduce the content and fun of the game. He said: “I think as long as the children can enjoy the game in the end, that is the most important thing.”