Manchester Cathedral is in the news for being featured in a violent PlayStation video game. The Church says Sony did not obtain permission to use the interior in the war game Resistance: Fall of Man. The game, which has sold more than one million copies, shows a virtual shoot-out in the cathedral’s nave in which hundreds of enemies are killed.

The Church said Sony did not ask for permission to use the cathedral and has demanded an apology and the removal of the game from shop shelves – otherwise it would consider legal action.

Sony, however, said the game was not based on reality. David Wilson, a Sony spokesman, told The Times newspaper: “It is game-created footage, it is not video or photography. It is entertainment, like Doctor Who or any other science fiction. It is not based on reality at all. Throughout the whole process we have sought permission where necessary.”

It will be interesting to see how this one pans out.

Chris
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