Sony Russia refuses to release CoD: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered

midian182

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As was the case with the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, it’s the ‘No Russian’ mission that’s causing controversy. The level sees players taking part in a mass shooting at an airport to gain the trust of a Russian terrorist group, who blame it on the US. Killing civilians is optional, and you can even skip the level. The game was removed from sale in Russia and re-released without the infamous mission.

In a statement on Activision’s official Call of Duty Russia Twitter account, the company did not reveal why Sony Russia decided not to sell the game in the Russian PlayStation Store, though it doesn’t take a genius to work out why.

CoD: MW2 is being released as a timed exclusive on the PlayStation 4 until April 30, 2020, at which point it will be available on other platforms. It appears PC and Xbox One owners in Russia will be able to play the game once it arrives.

"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered is a completely fictional 2009 campaign, recreated in HD quality," reads a translation of Activision's Russian statement reads.

"SIE decided not to sell the game in the Russian PS Store. We look forward to the release of the game in digital form for the PC on Battle.net and on Xbox consoles."

Back in October, Sony decided not to sell the latest Call of Duty, CoD: Modern Warfare, on its Russian PlayStation Store, but the game still released on other platforms.

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redhat

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I just wonder if USA will ban a game based on Vietnam where Vietnamese defend their country and defeat/kill USA soldiers
 
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m4a4

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So, only Sony Russia is too sensitive to release such a game? Odd that it wouldn't be an all platforms or none situation...
 

redhat

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Not so far. We've already had a few of these games (Battlefield: Vietnam, etc).
Even Battlefield 5 had a mission with Nazis, what I am taking about is A direct game that you play as Vietnamese Soldier and you defend your country // I am not Vietnamese and dont want to seem like anti USA just I dont like that I have not found any game/film.//
 
Even Battlefield 5 had a mission with Nazis, what I am taking about is A direct game that you play as Vietnamese Soldier and you defend your country // I am not Vietnamese and dont want to seem like anti USA just I dont like that I have not found any game/film.//
They have games. Not a campaign, but they have one set in Vietnam and you kill Americans. They haven't banned it
 

GamerNerves

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This masterpiece of storytelling is one of those 'made in US' diamonds that should be sacred and sustained to enjoy by the current teenage gaming generation. Such a shame this cohesive and intellectual story is not protected by law and scrambled now.