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Sony's response to Church in full

Taking it all "very seriously".

SCEE has issued an official response to complaints by the Church of England over PlayStation 3 game Resistance: Fall of Man.

"Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is aware of the concerns expressed by the Bishop of Manchester and the Cathedral authorities about the use of Manchester Cathedral in the game Resistance: Fall of Man, and we naturally take their concerns very seriously," the statement reads.

"Resistance: Fall of Man is a fantasy science fiction game and is not based on reality. The game is set in an alternate and mythical version of Europe in the 1950s, in which the enemy are strange looking alien invaders seeking to destroy humanity.

"Whilst we believe that we have sought and received all permissions necessary for the creation of the game, we will be contacting the Cathedral authorities in order to better understand their concerns in more detail."

As reported earlier, the Church of England has demanded an apology from Sony over the depiction of Manchester Cathedral in Resistance: Fall of Man. According to Church authorities Sony did not get permission to feature the Cathedral in the game.