Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
August 7, 2020
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Infinity Ward has removed the controversial 'OK' gesture from  Modern Warfare

Infinity Ward has removed the controversial 'OK' gesture from Modern Warfare

July 8, 2020 | By Chris Kerr

Infinity Ward has pulled the controversial 'OK' gesture from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Although the studio hasn't publicly addressed the move, a number of players have been discussing the decision on the Modern Warfare subreddit.

As noted by Eurogamer, which reported the change, the gesture was only added to the shooter earlier this year. Although some consider it to be an innocuous hand signal, the gesture has become adopted by some groups to mean 'white power,' and has been recognized as a racist sign by the Anti-Defamation League.

Its removal from the game comes as Black Lives Matter continues to fight for racial justice following the murder of George Floyd, with a number of game companies including Call of Duty publisher Activision having voiced their support for the movement.

Related Jobs

Wooga GmbH
Wooga GmbH — Berlin, Germany

Unity Game Engineer
Disbelief — Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast — Renton, Washington, United States

Lead Client Engineer
The Savannah College of Art & Design
The Savannah College of Art & Design — Savannah, Georgia, United States

Chair of Visual Effects

Loading Comments

loader image