Ahead of the opening beta weekend for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, developer Infinity Ward showcased the Grand Prix multiplayer map. Set in Singapore, the map heavily resembles the Marina Bay circuit used by Formula One (F1).
With the developer confirming Grand Prix as one of the playable maps in the Modern Warfare 2 beta, many were left confused after discovering the map didn’t appear in any available game modes.
Additionally, Activision has removed all mentions of the map from the game and its social media channels much to the curiosity of players hoping to do battle on the racetrack.
The Grand Prix map has disappeared
The reason behind Grand Prix’s sudden removal from Modern Warfare 2 is unclear with no indication coming from the shooter franchise’s publisher.
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Although Activision remains silent, players suggest a conflict between the publisher and Liberty Media, the owners of Formula One.
Others believe that Infinity Ward removed the map from the beta to avoid potential conflict with F1. The Singapore Grand Prix is the next race on the calendar and a game showcasing trackside warfare could negatively impact any coverage of the event.
Although the teasers and map overview had no mention of F1 or any of the ten teams, any potential conflict between Activision and the sport’s owners is far from ideal. Let’s hope the map with a potentially different name makes an appearance soon!
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