Publisher THQ Nordic saw backlash from the gaming community following an AMA hosted on image board site 8chan earlier today.The controversy came due to the platform, 8chan, having been temporarily blacklisted from Google search after allegedly hosting "child abuse content", according to search results from the time. The search ban lasted between the 14th and the 18th of August in 2015.
Nordic sent out a tweet attributed to Phillip Brock, the THQ Nordic PR and Marketing Director who also answered questions on the AMA, apologizing for their involvement with the site.
The publisher also sent a similar statement to Engadget after being asked to clarify, which read as followed:
THQ Nordic's most recent published title is Darksiders 3, after having purchased the Darksiders IP and the THQ trademark, following the original THQ company's closure in 2012.