God of War: Ascension is going to have one of the first trophies you can earn renamed in an upcoming patch. The name of the patch at the moment is titled “Bros before Hos” and once the patch is released the new name for it will be “Bros before Foes.”
The newest God of War game has been drumming up plenty of attention in the months leading up to its release with an ad campaign that even included its own Super Bowl spot. Most of the attention for the game has been carefully crafted and steered to be of the positive.
Players of the game understand that there is going to be quite a bit of violence when it comes to this series so the violence that leads up to the trophy isn’t exactly why there has been controversy surrounding the issue either.
God of War: Ascension has managed to combine just the “right” kind of violence along along with the trophy title to stir up a bit of a hornet’s nest.
In order to win the “Bros before Hos” trophy, the game’s anti-hero Kratos must beat a Fury, – one of three female enemies that appear in the game – to death.
Considering that you basically winning an award for beating a woman to death, the title of that award has had more than a few people call the trophy misogynistic.
The developers of the game, Sony Santa Monica have released a statement that addresses the patch and the uproar it caused.
In Sony’s statement, the company acknowledges that “The text was offensive to some members of our community and impacted their enjoyment of the game.” This new patch will be immediately downloadable once players get the game and will simply need to be downloaded once they insert the title into an Internet connected Playstation 3.
God of War: Ascension games that are not being used in PS3’s that have an Internet connection will of course still be sporting the offending trophy.