Sony’s PlayStation Press Conference over at Tokyo Game Show 2017 revealed tons of exciting trailers from games we are excited for – that includes Sledgehammer Games’ upcoming Call of Duty: WWII.

Activision’s recent reveal of Call of Duty: WWII‘s Story Trailer, as you notice in the international trailer (even at PlayStation’s official YouTube channel – including EU) from the publisher’s official YouTube channel, Nazi Germany’s swastika logo was indeed included in the trailer.

However, at Sony’s Press Conference in TGS 2017, they replaced the swastika symbol with the iron cross – putting censorship throughout the game’s trailer.

In World War II’s history, Japan is part of the Axis powers alongside Italy and Nazi Germany. This is in fact a sensitive aspect for the Japanese people as they have horribly lost innocent civilians during the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

Call of Duty: WWII‘s exclusion of the swastika logo in the multiplayer mode brought up debates and controversy. Sledgehammer Games’ co-founder Michael Condrey said in an interview that: “But in our global community of multiplayer and zombies players, we’ve chosen deliberately not to include that. We want the community to play together. We want to be respectful of local customs and laws around the world. And frankly it’s a dark symbol with a lot of emotion behind it we don’t feel matches our multiplayer experience.”

Call of Duty: WWII launches this November 3.

What do you think about Sledgehammer Games’ exclusion of the swastika symbol from the multiplayer? Let us know down in the comments.

  • DabWizard420

    “frankly it’s a dark symbol with a lot of emotion behind it we don’t feel matches our multiplayer experience.” Then dont make a game about WW2 you fucking snowflakes. The Nazi existed and if you take their symbol out of the game it gives it power again, when in reality its the fallen flag of a failed dictatorship that 95% of us recognize as vile, and holds no sway over our lives. Removing it from the game is absolutely ridiculous and revisionist which is extremely dangerous, we have to remember what these people did and what flag they did it under. Very disturbed about Activisions views on its consumers intelligence and morality, we couldn’t possibly handle the image of a swastika (even tho they’ve been in at least a hundred of games over the last decade) I’ll get so triggered. Wheres a safe space when you need it.

  • DabWizard420

    YA sorry for bombing YOU Japan. Don’t worry about surprise attacking us and killing tens of innocent civilians unprovoked as well as hundreds of soldiers and many warships, while simultaneously starting a war that would cost the lives of tens of thousands of American men and women. My ancestors don’t deserve any sympathy though because they were the terrible scourge of the Earth…..White Americans! AHHHHHHHH!!! The japs are sensitive to the Swastika? They were buddies with the Nazis!!!! This revisionist history is absolutely ridiculous. The bomb wasn’t nice or pretty but it was the only way to stop a fanatical people that believed their leader was a god and would fight for him until death. The bomb was merciful, Admiral Leahy estimated that the invasion would cost 268,000 casualties. Personnel at the Navy Department estimated that the total losses to America would be between 1.7 and 4 million with 400,000 to 800,000 deaths. The same department estimated that there would be up to 10 million Japanese casualties, that’s brutality peeps. You people don’t know your history yet presume to tell us all what horrible tragedy the Japanese went through yet leave out that they brought it all on themselves, and I for one wont forget that. Terrible shit happened to them but its their own fault it did, and I 100% believe they would have done much worse to us if the tables had been turned, the tales of Japanese war crimes are atrocious and sickening.