Activision removes Tiananmen Square video from Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War (video game) trailer


Even for a game like this the Chinese market (and the Chinese government) gets special treatment.


Last week, Activision confirmed the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War with a video built around a real-world interview with defector Yuri Bezmenov, in which he described a four-stage Soviet strategy dedicated to ending American dominance in the world: Demoralization, destabilization, crisis, and normalization…

But then the video was removed.

…Activision gave no indication as to why the first trailer was removed, or even that it had happened, but according to South China Morning Post, it’s because the original video contained a brief clip of footage from the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, an event that’s heavily censored in China.

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