A new clip claiming to show gameplay from the forthcoming Modern Warfare 2 is set to cause a storm, showing scenes of terrorists entering an airport and murdering civilians indiscriminately. Questions remain, however, as to whether this is a legitimate outtake or a fake spoiler.
Watch the video and you’ll see players making their way through an airport before opening fire. It appears you have no one to shoot at other than unarmed people walking around the terminal. If the clip is indeed on the money, it’s a huge move for the games developers Infinity Ward and crosses a line which will doubtless invoke the ire of the media and anti-games commentators. Making light of terrorist atrocities such as the Mumbai attacks takes gaming to new lows which will doubtless cause many to eschew Modern Warfare 2 completely.
We’re awaiting news as to whether this is an official outtake. With Modern Warfare 2 just weeks from the shelves and already rated, it’s unlikely the offending level will be removed either.