It’s almost like they’re worried about death fatwas and rampaging mobs.
Via The Escapist:
Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer map, Favela, has been temporarily removed from the game’s playlists.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and3 players have found themselves temporarily one venue short, as Activision has pulled one of the game’s maps following complaints from Muslim gamers.
The map in question, Favela, depicts a shanty town in Rio de Janiro. One of the bathrooms in the map contains two paintings, the frames of which are decorated with an ornate quote attributed to the prophet, Muhammad: “Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty.”
As was pointed out in this video released back in October, the sight of holy teachings written on or in a bathroom can be offensive to some followers of Islam. It’s a minor error, and one easily attributed to ignorance rather than malice, but Activision has elected to remove the map from rotation until it can be edited via a title update. The publisher has since apologized for the slight.