Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is finally here, and to the surprise of literally no-one, we already have another debate on our hands. This time, the game has been accused of rewriting history to place blame for controversial real-life US attacks on the Russians. Suddenly Sony’s decision to avoid selling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in the Russian PlayStation Store doesn’t seem so surprising.
This article contains spoilers for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare campaign.
One mission in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s single-player campaign puts players in the shoes of Alex, a CIA agent embedded in a pro-US militia, who undertakes a sniping operation overlooking a valley full of burnt-out vehicles. That valley, and the name of the entire level, is called The Highway of Death – which the game says earned its name after the Russians bombed it during an invasion, killing those who tried to escape.