It seems that the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Russia edition isn't being sold on that region's PlayStation Store. Although there were likely tens of thousands of gamers looking forward to it, Sony has still not yet made it possible to purchase this game in the region.
Charlie INTEL reports that Sony Interactive Russia is refusing to release the game according to a tweet posted on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Russia Twitter account. Understandably, the tweet is in Russian, so here is a translation from Charlie INTEL:
At the heart of Modern Warfare is a fully fictional story, carefully crafted to please all players. SIE decided not to sell the game in the Russian PS Store. We look forward to the release of the game in digital form for PC and Xbox on October 25th.
No reason for the refusal of sale has been provided by the Russian Twitter account for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Russia Situation Echoes Modern Warfare 2
While no specific reason was given, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is likely facing some trouble in Russia due to the content of its plot. Russians play a serious antagonistic role once again and this could provide difficulties for getting it published in the country.
Previously, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was rumored to have been denied release in Russia more than a decade ago. Early reports had said that it was refused sale, but these turned out to be erroneous. This time, however, the game's official Twitter is outright saying that it won't be sold on the PlayStation Store for some unknown reason.
We can't say for sure whether or not Modern Warfare will ever release on the Russian PlayStation Store. Judging by the official Twitter account for that region, it seems that at least the Xbox One and PC versions will remain unaffected.
What do you think of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Russia situation? Why do you think the game is not being sold on the Russian PlayStation Store? Let us know in the comments below!