Fox Closes Twitch and YouTube Accounts After Accidentally Releasing Family Guy Mobile Game
TinyCo's Family Guy game for mobile devices official release date isn't until April 10, but some savvy mobile gamers were able to download it a few days early from the New Zealand App Store. According to TouchArcade, this was a legit download, and no one used any tricks or stole the game, however Fox was not happy when gamers started uploading clips of Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff to YouTube and Twitch.
Fox claims that the game was accidentally made available on the App Store due to a "brief technical error" and began asking YouTube and Twitch users to remove their uploaded footage before sending out copyright claims. A few TouchArcade members' accounts were disabled on Twitch, and all videos featuring Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff were removed from YouTube.
This did not sit well with gamers who are already calling for a boycott of the game. Gamers are angry that Fox ruined their Twitch and YouTube channels over a legit download of a title that is set to be released in a few days.
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff is a collaboration between mobile game developer TinyCo (Tiny Village) and Seth MacFarlane's production company Fuzzy Door. The game has been described as a freemium resource management title with an original story based on the television show's long history. The game tasks players with rebuilding Quahog after it is destroyed by a fight between the Giant Chicken and Peter Griffin.
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff will be officially available on April 10, 2014 for both iOS and Android devices.