Playstation Russia announced a selection of free August games for PlayStation Plus subscribers: it will include not yet released Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout and Frantics. Everything would be fine, but the rest of the world will receive Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered – release of a completely different caliber.
The reaction of the players speaks for itself – in less than a day, the video with the announcement of the selection scored a record 14 thousand dislikes for them. All due to the fact that the updated version of the cult shooter in Russia was replaced with a “child’s game”.
The most liked comments on the video are sheer mockery and dissatisfaction with the work of PlayStation Russia:
Why are Russian users left without Call of Duty?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is not available in the Russian PS Store – therefore, Russia could not distribute it to the PlayStation either.
Last year, Sony Interactive Entertainment unexpectedly decided not to release the last part. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019), on the territory of the Russian Federation. The official reasons have not been announced, but, apparently, this happened due to the storyline campaign of the game: part of it takes place on the territory of Russia, and the main antagonist of the game is a crazy Russian general. At the same time, Sony’s decision was preventive, since the shooter is not prohibited here – it was officially released on PC and Xbox One simultaneously with the whole world.
With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered, a similar situation turned out, although PlayStation Russia had more reason to be careful: this game is known for the scandalous mission “Not a word in Russian”, in which an undercover player takes part in a terrorist attack at a Russian airport. True, in the Russian version of the remaster for PC and Xbox One, this mission was simply blocked – it is not clear why this could not be done on PS4.
Mad Men looks like just a stub – a game that PlayStation Russia was able to agree on for a replacement. Probably, the Russian representative of the company could not get such a big hit.
What games are included in the selection?
The Mad Men, Who Replaced Call of Duty, is a collection of cooperative mini-games for the PlayLink platform. To play, all participants must install a special application on their phone and connect to the same Wi-Fi network as the PS4 running the game.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a more interesting project from a mad indie publisher Devolver digital… In 60-player online matches, players control cartoon characters who must reach the finish line, avoiding obstacles and dodging debris like falling bananas that can push characters into the abyss. That is, it is a kind of battle royale with a relatively relaxed gameplay and advanced character customization.
From July 24 to July 26, the developers tested the game, then it suddenly became the most popular game on Twitch and hit the main Steam due to the huge number of pre-orders. The game will be released on August 4th and will be available on PS Plus on the same day.