A video game designer is facing potential legal action after he used the interior of a Montreal metro station as the setting for the violent first-person-shooter video game Counter-Strike.
According to a report from QMI Agency, developer Diego Liatis, 35, says the Societe de transport de Montreal (STM) issued a letter saying it will consider legal action, should his team choose to publish the game online. According to Liatis, the STM is concerned that the game could create panic among transit users.
Counter-Strike pits terrorists against counter-terrorists and part of the appeal of the game is that users can add their own modifications.
The scene that has caused the issue is set in the Berri-UQAM station and inside a subway train. Clips of the game posted online do not show any passengers on the train or in the station.
Clips of the video game featuring the Berri-UQAM station were also posted to YouTube.