The email was posted to McCasker’s Facebook account, it read:
This is the biggest game we’ve done since GTA IV, and is already receiving Game of the Year 2010 nominations from specialists all around the world.McCasker said:
Can you please ensure Toby’s article reflects this – he needs to respect the huge achievement he’s writing about here.
“I did not sign up to become a journalist to write advertorials masquerading as editorial. This ‘cash for comment’ culture that is fast becoming the status quo within print media bothers me a lot.”Zoo has refuted the notion that McCasker was fired for refusing to adhere to at Rockstar’s request, rather he was let go for posting a private email from Rockstar.
It’s quite obvious that Rockstar will be giving Zoo flak for this and Zoo certainly won’t be happy with McCasker if he has lost the mag a potentially large amount of advertising revenue.
We’ll keep our speculations to ourselves though.