Bowling “not too worried” about reactions to NYC terrorist attack in Modern Warfare 3

Thursday, 28th July 2011 13:15 GMT By Debabrata Nath

During an interview with MSXbox-World, Infinity Ward’s creative strategist Robert Bowling said he’s not worried about how gamers and non-gamers will react to the Russian assault on New York city featured in Modern Warfare 3.

Bowling clarified that the conflict depicted in the game is completely different from any real life scenario.

“I’m not too worried about it because the conflict that’s raging in Modern Warfare 3 is very different from any real life scenario because this is a war, this is a full-on Russian military invasion of the entire US that started in Modern Warfare 2,” he said.

“They have already disabled Washington DC and the war has just organically been progressing off the East Coast and the New York is a major city that would… So this is very different because it’s full-on military fighting through the streets, so I think that’s going to be very clear once people play it and get hands-on and see what type of conflict this is, and then it spreads to the other major cities.”

Modern Warfare 3 releases on November 8 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Thanks, CVG.



  1. strikkebil

    no russian proved to the world how immature the games industry still is. i hope stuff like that never find its way into mw3 or any other game for that mattter.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. klewd

    “creative strategist Robert Bowling”
    lolwut. of all the ridiculous titles people come up with, this has to be the worst.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DarkElfa

    Hurry, someone get offended!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. GrimRita

    @3 lol, not me. After all its only MW3 /zzzzzzzz

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DarkElfa

    @4 I’m offended by your lack of offense!! I’m calling Faux News!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. GrimRita

    @5. ok NOW Im offended!!!!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Maximum Payne

    Well, COD is so popular now that controversy is not necessary.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. deathgaze

    A little controversy is great for sales, hence the “not too worried” quote.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. JeRicHoOL

    #1 It’s a game! You’re probably 1 of these idiots who make such games responsible for all the bad things going on in this world such as terrorist attacks and school massacres.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    In terms of Call Of duty i think they just need to create a great game.

    Controversy is not worth of something.

    Call OF duty:MW4 had the best campaign for Call Of duty games in This generation. I’m not saying thatit was great or perfect, but it was cool. Also, not a lot of stupid bullshit there was. Just a simple plot: Russian terrorist Zakhaev, Nukes… US military attacking and conspiracy theories.

    and i don’t remember controversy much about it and still games sales are impressive after that game, some people still believe it is the best Call Of Duty game.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I’m not too worried about ANYTHING that happens in ANY videogame because it’s a FICTIONAL piece of work. Jesus Christ.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DSB

    Doesn’t sound like a terrorist attack. It sounds like a military attack.

    Of course they could’ve picked a different city from New York. That city really can’t catch a break. First the aliens from Crysis 2, and now Russians. Shit.

    The worst thing is the Soviets already tried in World in Conflict. They just won’t quit!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Old MacDonald

    I’m outraged! *goes back to playing Crysis 2*

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Ostymandias

    The Oslo bomber / Utöya shooter, Breivik, apparently used MW2 as a training simulator for shooting civilians.

    While I do find this disgusting, it also seems incredibly silly considering how unrealistic Modern Warfare 2 is.

    #14 3 years ago

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