No Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in Russia?
Considered to have more controversial scenes from the previous series, the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot version that will glide over the next few days seems to still cause a little unrest from various parties.
Sony, for example, through the Russian Call of Duty Twitter account, announced that Modern Warfare will not be sold in the PlayStation Store in the Russian region. Activision as the developer explained this decision was said by Sony, but the game will still be sold digitally on PC and Xbox.
It is said this game is a carefully designed fiction game aimed at entertaining fans and presenting interesting stories. Sony Interactive Entertainment decided not to sell Modern Warfare in the PlayStation Store for the Russian region at this time. We will launch Modern Warfare digitally in Russia on October 25 for the Xbox and PC consoles via Battle.net
This certainly reminds us of the No Russian mission which even had the chance to split the Activision employees, where the players along with a group of terrorists had an objective game to kill the Russians at the airport. Not only that, the Modern Warfare series itself does present Russian figures as its antagonists.
Sony itself has not provided clarity on this matter. Is it possible not to make Russian gamers or even Russian countries offended because they are constantly being portrayed as criminals in video games, or there are other reasons?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is planned to be released on 25 October 2019 for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms.