Video: Controversial 'Blackwater' Video Game Aimed at Teens
A new 'Blackwater' video game in development for Xbox 360 will put teens into the virtual shoes of a Blackwater mercenary soldier who guns down his enemies (video below).
Based on the infamous mercenary Blackwater company, which changed its name to 'Xe Services,' the video game will use a kinect camera and put real bodies into the game. Players can extend a hand to shoot and move around in front of a television to navigate through the game.
Zombie Studios, which partnered on the project with Blackwater founder Erik Prince, has previously created realistic military simulation games.
Back in the real world, Iraq announced in January 2009 that it would not renew Blackwater’s operating license due to a 2007 incident in which Blackwater guards opened fire in Baghdad’s Nisur Square, killing at least 14 civilians.
After that announcement, the U.S. State Department did not renew its contract with Blackwater. However, Blackwater formed over 30 shell companies and then renamed itself 'Xe Services,' enabling hundreds of their mercenaries to stay in Iraq in the employ of other companies.
'Blackwater' is expected to be released in October for Xbox 360 Kinect.