Devs continue to be too cowardly to admit all games are political.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

In a couple of interviews conducted between Game Informer and developers of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from Infinity Ward, we once again see that devs are just too afraid to admit that yes, their games are indeed political.

Given that nearly every single game is political in some way, this seems like a rather perplexing stance to take. It's even more so when we're talking about a game that has "war" in the title, takes place in Syria, places you in the shoes of armed military forces, and allows you to drop nukes or even white phosphorus on your enemies. Even if you ignored all of that, it's a game in which you use guns to murder people. That alone is an absolutely huge and very hot political topic, especially in the United States.

Developers from Infinity Ward say that their game isn't political because they don't reference any "specific" leadership, nor any "specific" fight, nor any "specific" political event. Taylor Kurosaki, Jacob Minkoff, and Joel Emslie continue on to use the "both sides" argument as to why their game isn't political. They don't want to say that one side is "right" or one side is "wrong." It's kind of like how there are two sides to the debate about climate change or vaccinations.

This isn't the first time we have seen developers and publishers fail to take a confident stance behind their work, and I doubt this will be the last time either. These incredibly cowardly takes can be seen in the interviews below.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and its totally apolitical story will be released on October 25, 2019!