Daily Mail savages Modern Warfare 3 for “recreating” the 7/7 London bombings
British newspaper links MW3 trailer to terrorist attacks in London, calls for banning IW’s military shooter.
Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been accused by British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mail of portraying “a chilling echo” of the 7/7 terrorist attacks in London.
The newspaper’s article points out to a sort of controversial scene from the premiere gameplay trailer of Modern Warfare 3, which shows flashy snippets of numerous landmarks from big cities getting attacked across the world, including New York’s Wall Street and the Underground train service in London.
In addition, the Daily Mail alleges that numerous people affected by the 2005 London attacks are seeking media attention to ban Infinity Ward’s military shooter.
Spokesperson for campaign group Mediawatch UK. Vivienne Pattison expressed concerns, as she claims that these games are “hyper-real” and they depict familiar landscapes.
“In light of the fact we have just had the 7/7 inquests, it is in incredibly poor taste,” she said.
Though, Activision issued a statement explaining that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 “is an action game aimed at mature adults and set in World War Three. The scenes in the game are entirely fictional and are not intended to recreate any historical events.”
While Modern Warfare 3 is nearly 6 months away from release, we can bet that the game already thrived in taking a grip on the bandwagon of media buzz.