They dropped the Taliban name, but that’s not good enough for the for the United States Army. Originally, The Army & Air Force Exchange Service had decided not to sell the game in their on-base stores. Then EA changed the name in their multiplayer component for enemy forces from ‘Taliban’ to ‘Opposing Forces’, hoping they would change their mind. Well, they didn’t. In a statement released today by AAFES’s Commander Maj. Gen. Bruce Casella, he explains why.
“Out of respect to those touched by the ongoing, real-life events presented as a game, Exchanges will not be carrying this product.” He continued, “I expect the military families who are authorized to shop the Exchange are aware, and understanding, of the decision not to carry this particular offering.”
As of right now, EA has not responded to the statement.