Gameloft Pulls Ads From Hero Of Sparta 2, Issues Apology
It appears gamers can, in fact, make a difference.
We don't recall hearing about Gameloft's Hero of Sparta 2 becoming free to play, but apparently it did. With this came annoying ads that angered a lot of fans. So much so, that the backlash was apparently too much for the company to handle.
Today, the iPhone version costs $4.99. What's more, Gameloft removed the ads and issued this apology:
"Gameloft wishes to apologize to the fans of Hero of Sparta 2 given the poor gaming experience, brought by the free version. We acknowledged the advertisement included into the game deteriorated the gaming experience. We have now completely removed all ads from the game and switched it back to its previous status on the Appstore. Thank you for your patience and sharing your frustration with us, we hope you will be happy with our response. Happy Holidays and enjoy Hero of Sparta 2." Gonzague de Vallois, Senior Vice President at Gameloft.
Definitely good to see the publisher doing the right thing. At the same time, this news comes the same week as Dungeon Hunter 3, which left players steaming mad over the reliance on in-app purchases.