The new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III may not be able to buy from the largest Russian retailers. The companies admitted that they would not sell the game because of scenes of violence against Russians.
This was announced in a comment by RBC Yasha Haddazhi, president of the Russian Association of Distributors and Importers of Video Games (R.A.D.I. Video Games).
Representatives of “M.Video-Eldorado” and DNS confirmed to RBC that they will most likely not sell Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III. As explained in DNS, they do not want to take risks and violate the laws of the Russian Federation. The company fears that the game may fall under Article 282 of the Criminal Code — “incitement of hatred or enmity, as well as humiliation of human dignity.”
A similar comment was given to the newspaper by representatives of EMSI and Buk. “If the content of the release version of the game does contain a call for violence against Russian civilians and, thus, contradict the law, we will not implement it,” Buka reported.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III is a direct sequel to the second Modern Warfare. In her trailer, they showed a scandalous mission from the last part of “Not a word in Russian”. Only if in the original the terrorists attacked the Russian airport, now the events are unfolding on board a passenger plane.
In an interview with RBC, Haddazi added that some members of the R.A.D.I. Video Games Association intend to withdraw The Sims 4, Miitopia and the games of The Last of Us and Life Is Strange series from sale. These projects, in their opinion, may violate the law banning LGBT propaganda in Russia.