Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will not be sold in Russia on one of the three platforms.
Before you’d point your fingers at the Russian political elite, we have to clarify that Sony decided to suspend the sales of this year’s Call of Duty, the Infinity Ward-developed Modern Warfare, to be sold on the PlayStation Store in Russia, so those players who prefer to get a digital copy of the game in the country have to resort to either the Xbox/Microsoft Store, or Battle.net.
Call of Duty’s Russian Twitter account first wrote about the issue, which was then confirmed by Eurogamer as well: „Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a fictional game that has been thoughtfully created to entertain fans and tell a compelling narrative. Sony Interactive Entertainment has decided not to sell Modern Warfare on the PlayStation Store in Russia at this time. We look forward to launching Modern Warfare digitally in Russia on 25 October on PC via Battle.net and on console via Xbox,” the statement says.
We’re not even going to copy what Sony’s statement says – it’s the same sentence that starts with Sony Interactive Entertainment. It just ends with them apologising. Activision is effectively hinting at Sony’s reluctance at selling the game. In the story of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, a rebel force is fighting the Russian occupation in a fictional Middle Eastern country called Urzikstan. Preview events of the game featured a Russian soldier killing a young girl’s father, and in return, she killed him. Also, ten years ago, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 also ran into issues with the No Russian mission, which is why the game was only sold on PC there.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is out on October 25 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Battle.net on PC.
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