After intense pressure from Québec politicians Sony developers have been forced to censor a section of the game Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
set in a Toronto shopping mall and subway. In the first four missions of the game terrorists from the fictitious Québec Liberation Front attack the city with biological and conventional weapons.
President of the nationalist Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montréal, Jean Dorion has commented that, “I don't want to overdramatize this, but it's hard not to feel targeted when there's a game where you shoot at Québeckers. If there was a game where people shoot at blacks or Jews there'd be an uproar”.
The Bloc Québécois has said in a statement that the game comes dangerously close to hate propaganda.
Subsequent missions in the game featuring terrorists in Chechnya, Yemen, Brazil, Uganda, Myanmar and Tokyo have so far not been subject to the same complaints.