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EA: Medal of Honor is Not Modern Warfare 2(!)

by Tyler Treat Jan 7, 2010 7:37 PM CST
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EALA, developer of Medal of Honor, got a little defensive when Modern Warfare 2 was brought up in a recent OXM interview. The interviewer asked executive producer Greg Goodrich and senior creative director Richard Farrelly about the "No Russian" scene in Modern Warfare 2 what the response was from the Tier 1 Ops soldiers who were consulting on the new Medal of Honor in order to make it with "good taste."

"I don’t think they’ve played it," responded Farrelly, but that wasn't enough. Goodrich went on to say, "Modern Warfare 2 wasn't even out when we started development on the game. When I use honor, respect, authenticity and words like that, I'm not even thinking about the other games that are out there. Our focus is just on Medal of Honor. Those things have always been there. Those are the core tenets to the series."

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Medal of Honor to Have Dual Single-player Campaigns [Update]

by Tyler Treat Jan 6, 2010 4:07 PM CST
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Update - EA issued a statement clarifying the campaign: "We want to clarify that Medal of Honor will have one seamless single player campaign, not two separate campaigns as was recently reported.  You will, however, play as multiple characters that each partake in diverse and unique experiences from both the 'Tier 1' and 'Big Military' perspectives; hence the 'Sledgehammer' and 'Scalpel' motifs that were taken out of context." Read the below information with this in mind.

We already knew that the next Medal of Honor it taking place in Afghanistan and that it follows Tier 1 Operatives, but what we didn't know (until now), is that the game will feature two single-player campaigns. The first portion revolves around a series of secretive elite-op missions. The complementary campaign, Sledgehammer, will take players away from the elite ops and will focus more on the standard military. These are much larger scale than the elite-op missions, placing gamers in large battlefields and granting them access to helicopters, Humvees, and the like.

Aside from that information, EA has not gone into any greater detail on the variations of the campaigns, Elite Ops and Sledgehammer. That being said, Tier 1 Operatives who consulted for the game noted, above all, "it's a game about honor."

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Medal of Honor Detailed in OXM

by Tyler Treat Jan 4, 2010 12:53 PM CST
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The next issue of OXM has the scoop on the Medal of Honor reboot. Its website listed a few of the details revealed in the preview, although not one of them is really juicy. Regardless, we have 'em listed for you here.

  • Tier 1 Ops soldiers brought in to help with authenticity - camo, military speak and so on.
  • Takes place in Afghanistan (O RLY?)
  • You can shoot out lights and use night-vision
  • There will be multiple playable characters
  • Features sprinting and knife melee attack, similar to Call of Duty

We're assuming OXM has saved all the savory deets for the mag, which will be available on newsstands this Thursday.

EA: Medal of Honor Multiplayer Beta ‘Makes Sense’

by Tyler Treat Dec 28, 2009 9:20 PM CST
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EA is is holding a beta for Battlefield Bad Company 2 on PS3 and PC, and the company says doing a similar thing for Medal of Honor would make sense. "We've not decided on any specifics yet, said executive producer Greg Goodrich in an interview. "But it would certainly make sense for us to repeat the things that have worked in the past."

The Medal of Honor reboot is scheduled for a Fall 2010 release, so expect to see a multiplayer beta during the slow summer months.

EA Wants Feedback on Medal of Honor From Troops

by Tyler Treat Dec 18, 2009 12:25 AM CST
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The troops stationed in Afghanistan will get a chance to see Spike TV's VGAs today at 4:30 PM and tomorrow at 12:30 AM local Afghanistan time. As most of you probably know, EA debuted a trailer for its upcoming Medal of Honor game, which is set in Afghanistan. EA is asking the troops for feedback on the trailer via Twitter and Facebook.

Opinions on a game set in Afghanistan from people actually stationed in Afghanistan? Seems like a pretty good idea. Someone needs to interview the greatness that is the bearded man. Now that's what I want to see. Does he even know he's going to be on the cover of a game, let alone the inspiration for a character in the game? That's quite an achievement.

[via Blend Games]

Bearded Badass Confirmed as Medal of Honor In-Game Character

by Tyler Treat Dec 16, 2009 10:52 PM CST
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Fear not, the bearded man featured on the box art of the new Medal of Honor game, will be an in-game character. Although he was absent in the premier trailer shown at the VGAs, Executive Producer Greg Goodrich confirmed he will make an appearance in the game, to what extent, we don't know.

"The character on our box cover was not featured in our first trailer," said Goodrich in a Q&A. "But I can confirm that he is indeed a character in our game and will be revealed (along with his highly skilled and very specialized Tier 1 unit) in the near future."

Goodrich also advocated that they are taking PC gamers fully into account with Medal of Honor. We take the PC version of our game as seriously as we do any other version," he added. It's already been confirmed that MoH will have dedicated servers, so could this be a CoD killer on PC?

Medal of Honor Trailer

by Evan Volmering Dec 12, 2009 8:57 PM CST
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EA: “We think we’ve got an advantage over Modern Warfare 2”

by Tyler Treat Dec 3, 2009 12:43 PM CST
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Call of Duty is arguably the biggest FPS franchise ever. EA thinks it has what it takes to take the genre's top spot from Activision with Medal of Honor and Battlefield. The first step being the reboot of the franchise, which was announced yesterday. EA CEO John Riccitiello spoke about why he thinks the revitalized franchise will give Call of Duty a run for its money, or more accurately, how he plans to steal the FPS crown.

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Bearded Medal of Honor Guy is Real

by Tyler Treat Dec 3, 2009 11:17 AM CST
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UGO made an interesting discovery yesterday after the announcement that the next Medal of Honor game will be set in Afghanistan. The rugged fellow on the game's promo image, who bears a striking resemblance to ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, appears to in fact be a real life war hero. Either that or "Cowboy," a United States Special Forces officer, has an identical twin with likewise identical facial hair. Check out the above composite image made by the guys over at UGO.

The two photos of Cowboy were taken on August 24, 2002 for a series on the Afghanistan conflict in LIFE Magazine.

New Medal of Honor Game Announced, Taking Place in Afghanistan

by Evan Volmering Dec 2, 2009 11:24 AM CST
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EA today revealed that in 2010, Medal of Honor is leaving the WWII theatre and putting players in war-torn Afghanistan, and will introduce players to the Tier 1 Operator: a relatively unknown entity directly under the National Command Authority who takes on missions no one else can handle.

The development team has been working closely with Tier 1 Operators from the US Special Operations Community since the earliest stages of development to create the most authentic modern war experience.  Inspired by real events, Medal of Honor reveals the mission of today’s most elite soldier – his will, his mindset and his uncompromising professionalism.

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