Activision and Infinity Ward aren’t “too worried” about battling in New York City in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 because it’s a”full-on Russian military invasion”.
Asked by msxbox-world if he is worried about how players and non-gamers will perceive the Russian assault on New York depicted in Modern Warfare 3 given the city’s history of terrorist attacks, creative strategist
Robert Bowling said:
“I’m not too worried about it because the conflict that’s raging in Modern Warfare 3 is very different from any real life scenario because this is a war, this is a full-on Russian military invasion of the entire US that started in Modern Warfare 2.
“They have already disabled Washington DC and the war has just organically been progressing off the East Coast and the New York is a major city that would… So this is very different because it’s full-on military fighting through the streets, so I think that’s going to be very clear once people play it and get hands-on and see what type of conflict this is, and then it spreads to the other major cities.”
Considering that Modern Warfare 2 walked you through a terrorist plot that involved mowing down innocent civilians in a Russian airport, as well as an attack on the White House itself, it should be hard for criticisms to be levied on the new game’s plot.
Groups in the UK have already raised concerns about the attacks on London in the Modern Warfare 3 trailer, calling them a “chilling echo” of the terrorist bombings that took place in 2005. With this in mind, it’s no wonder that Bowling is trying to downplay any similarities to 9/11. Hopefully, this will be sufficient to assuage the more sensationalist members of the media.
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