Controversy shrouded Modern Warfare 2 once again when another YouTube video showcasing gameplay footage was leaked. The video shows you and your team entering an airport and gunning down civilians who are either cowering in fear or running away in terror.
Publisher Activision has confirmed that the scene will indeed be present in the game but players will be warned beforehand and the option to skip the event entirely will be available.
An Activision spokesperson told IGN, “Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 2 features a deep and gripping storyline in which players face off against a terrorist threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse.”
“The game includes a plot involving a mission carried out by a Russian villain who wants to trigger a global war. In order to defeat him, the player infiltrates his inner circle. The scene is designed to evoke the atrocities of terrorism,” the spokesperson added.
Players of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare will remember the scene in which a nuke was detonated, killing the protaganist and his whole team. Now it seems like Activision is planning to go one up over itself by letting the player assume the role of a terrorist. But will it go to far?
We will just have to play the game and experience it ourselves before we can decide. Meanwhile, have a look at the leaked footage yourself: