Tripwire Interactive has set strict, but fair, rules against cyberbullying in Killing Floor 2’s EULA. They reserve the right to revoke your keys if you are found to be braking their rules.
The EULA defines cyberbullying to include griefing, racism, and sexism. People who host servers for cyberbullies will also not be spared.
The revocation is absolute, as you will not be able to play any version of the game, not even mods.
As you can imagine, Steam users were not happy about the news. Tripwire Vice President Alan Wilson shared this response:
We added the pieces to the EULA about “behaviors” as a reaction to really evil behaviors which are simply not appropriate in multi-player or co-op games. Or anywhere in civilized society, for that matter.
So what does this mean? It just means that we wanted to make it clear where we stand. We don’t have any intention (or the time, frankly) to start policing servers and hunting down people who use bad language at each other.
Its there so that, if at some point in the future, some individual gets utterly out of control and is being abusive to enough thousands of people to come to our attention – we can actually take action.
For the other 99.999% of the population – play on! We’re not watching or tracking you or anything else. We have wayyyy better things to do – like making games.