We here at Elder-Geek previously reported a pretty heated controversy surrounding the Russian censors/government and Infinity Ward’s uber-popular shooter Modern Warfare 2, specifically in regards to the game’s terrorist-perspective airport mission were a side character is heard reminding the player to use “No Russian.” Activision came out today to clarify the position of the game’s retail life in that region, and said that they willingly removed the mission in question and the game will remain on shelves.
“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 November 10th,” said a spokesperson. “Other countries have formal ratings boards that we regularly work with. However, Russia does not have a formal ratings entity. As a result, we chose to block the scene after seeking the advice of local counsel.”