A real-world Amsterdam hotel was used as inspiration for a multiplayer map and campaign section in the recently released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and the establishment’s manager doesn’t appreciate the association.
First reported by des Volkskrant (and translated by PC gamer), the manager of the Conservatorium Hotel, Roy Thomason, wrote the following on the subject: “We are aware of the fact that the Conservatorium Hotel is involuntarily the scene of the new Call of Duty. In general, we do not support sports. do. which encourages the use of violence. The game in no way reflects our core values, and we regret our apparent and unintended involvement.”
The hotel is apparently considering its next steps, and Activision Blizzard has yet to comment on the matter. In-game, the Conservatorium Hotel is described as the Breinburg Hotel and is clearly a close recreation. Considering that the architecture is copyrighted under American and European law, this could lead to a lawsuit, although it remains to be seen if things will go that far.
Fans are surprisingly noting the realism with which Amsterdam has been recreated in the game, although it seems in this one aspect, at least, the realism has gone a little too far.
Why do you think about the whole situation? Do you think this is a negative correlation for the real-world business associated with a game like Modern Warfare 2? Copy a reply in the comments section below.
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