An interesting series of events, Microsoft has quietly removed two of the popular dance emotions from Forza Horizon 4 with a recent update. The developers behind Forza Horizon 4, Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios rolled out a new update for the game yesterday, which introduces new features while getting rid of the Floss and Carlton emotes, reports Polygon.
Emotes in games were made popular by Fortnite, and the developer of the game, Epic Games, is facing a couple of lawsuits for "stealing" the emotes. Both Floss and Carlton are wildly popular among kids, and as annoying as these dances are in real life, they have been a major factor leading to Fortnite's success.
So it's no surprise that other games like Forza Horizon 4 are implementing similar ideas , with the title including other popular emotions like the Clown Dance, Chicken Dance, Best Mates, Drake's Hotline Bling, etc., most of which are already on Fortnite.
Epic Games, however, has faced a bunch of lawsuits – one from Alfonso Ribeiro who starred in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air creating the popular Carlton dance. The company is hosted by the Backpack Kid for the dance dance, and rapper 2 Milly for the Milly Rock dance as well. Whether or not Epic Games will continue to be seen, but let's remember that not everyone is taking legal action against developers like Epic Games for "stealing" the dances. These emotions are just dances, and not every artist behind the dances seem to care much.
What's going to happen to these lawsuits going forward remains a mystery, but Microsoft clearly doesn't want
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