Friday, November 13 2009 @ 11:05 PM GMT
Contributed by: Admin
All copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Xbox and Playstation 3 have been recalled from the stores in Russia.
The game is banned because of “No Russian” mission content. (Better known as Airport Massacre)
Infinity Ward has released an official patch for the PC and Steam versions of Modern Warfare 2, entirely removing this mission from the game. ( No officiall IW - STEAM statement about this ! )
Pending validation from the Russian government, the censored console versions of the game are expected to be released within less than a month, with the mission removed.
The game’s content has raised the ire of the Russian gaming public as well as a number of politicians who object to its portrayal of Russia’s armed forces as terrorists who invade the United States and subsequently erect statues of dead terrorists in Washington D.C.
Russian gaming website GotPS3 voiced their anger over the game’s storyline, which they criticized as catering to a primarily American audience with total disregard towards other cultures, especially the Russians, whom the game depicts as terrorists.
As it is, Russian gamers who wish to play the game will have to choose from purchasing the gutted Steam version, ordering the US/EU version of Modern Warfare 2 from eBay, or waiting for an indefinite period of time for the censored version to be released, pending validation.