Warner Bros. decided to clear up some of the controversies.
The company decided to release a DLC for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War from which the profits would support the family of Mike ‘Forthog’ Forgey, a developer of the game who passed away during the production cycle.
There was quickly a bit of controversy as it appeared that only the sales form US would in fact go to charity with some issues in other territories.
WB in order to clear up the mess decided that the DLC will in fact be free of charge, everybody who already purchased it will be reimbursed and the donation to the family will go directly from the company.
We now recognize that tying our donation to sales of the DLC was not the best way to achieve our goal of offering financial support to the family and creating a lasting memorial to Michael Forgey. We sincerely apologize to the fans and to the Forgey family for the confusion we created.
To ensure the two original aims are still met and to provide transparency to the community, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will instead make a donation directly to the Forgey family. The DLC will be withdrawn from sale and will be a free download for owners of Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will be out on October 10.