Activision says rumors of a Russian crackdown on sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 are unfounded. But the video game publisher confirmed that a controversial scene has been removed from the PC version of Modern Warfare 2.
Yesterday we reported that Russia had banned console sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, a video game which has drawn a good deal of flak here and abroad. (Excuse the pun.) But on Tuesday, the publisher of Modern Warfare 2 issued a statement calling the purported ban "erroneous."
“Reports that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been banned in Russia are erroneous. Activision only released a PC version of the game in Russia which went on sale on Tuesday, Nov. 10," the company said. In other words, Modern Warfare 2 couldn't have been banned for the Xbox360 and the PlayStation 3, because a console version of Modern Warfare 2 hasn't yet been released in Russia.
OK. We stand corrected.