Activision's Infinity Ward studio has commented on a recent report by the UK-based Daily Mail Newspaper, who recently wrote an over-reaction to an upcoming mission set in New York City. The Daily Mail story – found here – played up the Russian assault on New York depicted in Modern Warfare 3, comparing it to what happened on September 11, 2001.
When asked by website msxbox-world if he was concerned at all about how players and the public-at-large will perceive the Russian assault on New York, Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling said he wasn't all that concerned:
"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," Bowling 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's story will see players visiting other real-world locations including London, Paris and Berlin, and other places throughout the world..