Activision is set to Launch “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” amid Major Controversy
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare is the sixteenth major title in the “Call of Duty” series, which is one of the best-selling games franchises of all time. Activision Blizzard Inc. is set to launch the title today and is expected to become another billion-dollar hit for publisher.
The game is a fresh take on the popular Modern Warfare sub series of the Call of Duty franchise that was initially launched in 2007 and has since become a rage among gamers. It lets gamers portray elite soldiers hunting down targets in different parts of the world. The game’s highest edition is priced at $99.99.
The release comes during a period of backlash and controversy. Earlier this month, Blizzard banned professional Hearthstone player Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung from participating in tournaments for a year after he yelled a pro-Hong Kong slogan during a post-game interview. Blitzchung said, “Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our age!” while his mouth was covered by a mask like what the protesters wear themselves.
Due to the company’s actions, Some fans said they had cancelled their pre-orders of the game. But industry watchers still expect the title to be one of the year’s biggest earners.