Infinity Ward: ‘Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Addresses Politics But Isn’t Political’


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In perhaps one of the strangest statements of the year, Infinity Ward has claimed that its upcoming CoD game, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, isn’t political…before going on to list all the ways in which it includes political elements.

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Now of course, the CoD games aren’t exactly known for their narrative, but it’s a game that literally has “modern warfare” in the title, so trying to say it’s not a political game is just a bizarre claim to make.

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Speaking to GameInformer in a video you can check out below, Modern Warfare’s Campaign Gameplay Director Jacob Minkoff and Studio Narrative Director Taylor Kurosaki opened up about the trickier topics in the game.

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“Do we touch topics that bear a resemblance to the geopolitics of the world we live in today? Hell yeah, because that is the subject matter of Modern Warfare,” said Minkoff. “Are we telling a story that has anything to do with the specific governments of any countries that we are portraying? No. So if you’re asking, like, is Trump in the video game, no, he isn’t.”

Despite insisting the game isn’t political, Kurosaki added: “We do talk about concepts like colonialism, and occupation, and independence, and freedom.


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“We don’t maybe say those words specifically, but that’s the realm that we are in. But you could have a game that takes place in revolutionary America talk about those exact same concepts.”

Definitely sounds like politics to me.

I think what the duo are trying to say is that the game isn’t going to shove politics down your throat, or try to present a biased view. But saying Modern Warfare isn’t a political game might not be entirely correct…

Check out the interview above and let us know what you think!

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