Rhea Titus, WUSA
three:28 PM. PST November 18, 2017
Does Call of Duty WWII online game depict a lynching scene?
Yes, that is true.
YouTube, Sledgehammer Games
A brand new sport from the favored Call of Duty collection, Call of Duty World War II. It got here out with a variety of fanfare in early November, however now it’s producing a brand new type of buzz because of a brand new Facebook submit.
It’s official: Call of Duty®: WWII is accessible now worldwide.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) November three, 2017
Several folks posted a photograph on social media which he reveals two males lynched and tied to a tree.
So far one add of the submit from Facebook person Lamont Williams, has acquired over 35,000 shares with some offended folks calling for boycott of Call of Duty.
John Norman Junior shared it with the Verify staff to verify if the scene was actual or not. WUSA9 researchers had been capable of monitor that also body from the Facebook submit to a video of a person enjoying the sport on YouTube when the sport simply got here out in early November.
Multiple clips of the sport are uploaded, half two about twelve and a half minutes within the scene reveals the 2 males hung from the tree and showing on display screen with dialogue between troopers saying “Those are civilians. This a war crime” then they transfer on from the boys with out capturing.
The firm behind Call of Duty, Sledgehammer Games inventive director Bret Robbins spoke out in articles in regards to the disturbing, violent scenes within the World War II online game saying in an interview to Mashable.com “Unfortunately, there was anti-Semitism,” Robbins mentioned. “There was racism. It’s really a really huge a part of our story, the truth that that stuff existed, it was actual, and our characters cope with it” and saying atrocities had been an unlucky a part of historical past, so sport determined to “go there.”
So we are able to confirm this graphic picture is certainly a scene within the Call of Duty World War II online game.
© 2017 WUSA-TV