Activision has removed the controversial Favela multiplayer map from Modern Warfare 2 due to complaints and protests from Muslim Community.
It was reported that gamers found few offensive image one room of the game. The publisher has promised that the map will return once again after removal of controversial part.
Two paintings were found in one room of Favela map with islamic verses written on it. Translation of the verse, "Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty".
The muslim community protested because the painting was found inside a bathroom and over a toilet. Activision has apologized and said:
We apologize to anyone who found this image offensive. Please be assured we were unaware of this issue and that there was no intent to offend. We are working as quickly as possible to remove this image and any other similar ones we may find from our various game libraries.
We are urgently working to release a Title Update to remove the texture from Modern Warfare 3. We are also working to remove the texture from Modern Warfare 2 through a separate Title Update. Until the TU is ready, we have removed the Favella multiplayer map from online rotation.
Activision and our development studios are respectful of diverse cultures and religious beliefs, and sensitive to concerns raised by its loyal game players. We thank our fans for bringing this to our attention.