It would appear as though Modern Warfare 3 is out to cause as much of a stir both in the revenue department and in the ethical department with a repeat shock moment
A leaked video from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 shows a part of the game which is set to become as shocking as its predocessors 'No Russian' moment which saw players take part in a airport massacre.
[Spoilers] The moment in question is a cutscene where the player sees through the eyes of a father who's taking a home video in London of his wife and child. Not long into the video a truck is seen to pull up alongside the kerb, shortly after which it explodes, killing both the wife and child leaking some form of toxin.
While the death of human beings has been shown before countless times in both films, television and movies it's probably the graphic nature of the cutscene which will offend the most. Before this had been leaked it had been predicted that Infinity Ward were planning something along these lines already after it was revealed that players would be able to skip footage that could be deemed 'offensive and upsetting', a move that was first used in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
With the game due out next week sales are expected to be astronomical and with these revelations it'll surely do nothing but increase the hype surrounding the game.