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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s Amsterdam level could spark legal action


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s Amsterdam level has already sparked a number of reactions, with some Dutch people praising it realistic depiction famous city. Not all press is positive, however, as it appears that the hotel, which is prominently featured in the game, is considering legal action against publisher Activision Blizzard.

As reported by the Dutch publication de Volksrant, the five-star Conservatorium Hotel appears under the name Breenbergh in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and the hotel manager is not happy about being shown as a war zone. In real life, the conservatory itself is a former bank building designed by renowned Dutch architect Daniel Knutel, which was converted into a luxury hotel in the 1980s.

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“We have taken note of the fact that the Conservatorium Hotel is not intended to be the setting for the new Call of Duty,” said hotel manager Roy Thomassen. “More generally, we do not support games that appear to encourage violence. The game in no way reflects our core values ​​and we regret our apparent and unwanted involvement.”

While this statement does not involve actual legal action, the implication is certainly there. It’s unclear how such a lawsuit would play out in US or European courts, or even what form that lawsuit might take. A similar controversy occurred back in 2006 when Insomniac’s Resistance: Fall of Man used Manchester Cathedral as the inspiration for the level that inspired the legal action. In the end, Sony apologized to the Church of England for this decision, although the company did not violate any copyright laws.

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