As a bit of a middle finger and a brilliant real-world move, Plague Inc. will now add anti-vaxxers to contribute to strengthening your virus. For months it has been a frequent request to the developers at Ndemic Creations to include anti-vaccination individuals as a source of a carrier within the game, since by logic, they don't go to the doctor and get the vaccinations they need in order to stop certain diseases from entering the body. In response, they decided to hold a petition on the matter, and if it got enough signatures, they would include it in the game.
Ok, fine! :P If this petition gets to 10k, will add a specific new anti-vaxxer scenario to Plague Inc. https://t.co/DJjmRFpOMa
— Plague Inc. / Rebel Inc. (@NdemicCreations) February 24, 2019
Well… don't bet against the passion of gamers on the internet. Within a couple of days, the petition succeeded and met the goal of 10k signatures.
Alright, alright! You spoke, we listened. Neurie's very happy to hear that we're going to start figuring out anti-vaxxers soon. He's dying to try and get inside their heads. https://t.co/fYq09awgJc pic.twitter.com/Sof0aJE0yw
— Plague Inc. / Rebel Inc. (@NdemicCreations) February 26, 2019
There's no plan yet as to when they'll be added to Plague Inc., because this is such a new concept and they have to find a way to add them in as a regular addition without breaking the game or making them OP. But we're guessing when they get added, it will make the United States a much bigger and richer environment to spread your make-believe diseases to take out the world.