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Modern Warfare on PlayStation Store in Russia • Eurogamer.net



Sony has decided not to sell Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on the PlayStation Store in Russia, Activision has said.

A tweet from the Sony Russia account broke the news and a statement from Activision issued to Eurogamer then confirmed It. In the statement, Activision revealed that it was Sony who made the decision, confirmed that Infinity Ward's shooter will be sold digitally in Russia on PC and Xbox, and emphasized Modern Warfare "is a fictional game".

Here is the statement in its entirety:

"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a fictional game that is thoughtfully created to entertain fans and tell a compelling story Sony Interactive Entertainment has decided not to sell Modern Warfare on PlayStation Store in Russia right now, and we look forward to launching Modern Warfare digitally in Russia on October 25 on PC via Battle.net and on console via Xbox . "

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a soft reboot of the famous first-person shooter franchise and promises, according to marketing materials, to tell a shitty, authentic story. It is a terrorist organization that takes care of chemical weapons and subsequent efforts to prevent an attack. During the game's child level, you play a young girl named Farah who has been caught in the middle of a Russian bombing campaign in her Middle East city. A Russian soldier stops murdering his father. In turn, as a young girl, you kill the Russian soldier. For more information on this, check out Emma's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare preview.

In the story, Farah continues to be a founding member and commander of the Urzikstan Liberation Force and fights against the Russian occupation. From Activison's blog: "Marking a terrorist organization by the Russian government for their longstanding resistance, Russian soldiers are ordered to make no distinction between the terrorist group Al-Qatala and the liberation fighters under Farah's command."

Of course, Call of Duty is no stranger to a Russian villain. In fact, the main antagonist of the original Modern Warfare was a Russian ex-arms dealer who became the ultranationalist party leader. So why prevent this new Modern Warfare from being sold on the PlayStation Store in Russia now? And why has this happened on just one platform?

We have asked Sony for comment.


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