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Medal Of Honor Reboot Roundup

Medal Of Honor Reboot Roundup

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We do love a reboot roundup, but we so rarely get to offer you one. Thankfully EA has announced a relaunching of the Medal Of Honor franchise with a more modern setting, based on the expert testimony of real life soldiers who have fought in Afghanistan. This new Medal Of Honor will follow the exploits of the Tier 1 Operators, a special unit that reports directly to the National Command Authority for special missions no one else can handle.

Sounds like a good set up to a big adventure to us, but EA hasn’t skimped on making Medal Of Honor as realistic and hard hitting as possible. The publisher has brought in real life Tier 1 Operators to work with its studio EA LA to create a single-player based on real events, while Battlefield developer DICE, based on Stockholm is bringing its considerable expertise in this field to make Medal Of Honor a real contender.

“When we first set out to reinvent Medal of Honor, we wanted to stay true to its roots of authenticity and respect for the soldier but bring it into today’s war,” executive producer Greg Goodrich said in a press release yesterday. “The Tier 1 Operator is the most disciplined, deliberate and prepared warrior on the battlefield. He is a living, breathing, precision instrument of war.”

After the announcement EA CEO John Riccitiello spoke to Kotaku and laid it out bare for them; EA is looking for Activision’s FPS crown. “I’m not saying it’s going to happen tomorrow, but in the way that Activision sort of alternates sequels of Modern Warfare and Call of Duty and owns the leadership position in FPS, between Medal of Honor and Battlefield, I want it back,” he said. “And we’re going to get there with innovation and quality.”

Riccitiello placed particular emphasis on the contribution of DICE and how its multiplayer can beat that of Modern Warfare 2. “Frankly, once you get past, sort of, four people on a map, I think our gameplay is better,” he explained. “That is a legacy of DICE and where they came from. The original Battlefield PC was a 16-on-16 product and they’ve optimized. The other thing is, I think things like vehicles and destructible environments are a fresh innovation.”

Medal Of Honor’s most striking innovation may well be in the field of facial hair though and one eagle eyed blogger has seen a link between Medal Of Honor’s cover hero and a real life soldier named ‘Cowboy’ who was featured in a Life Magazine feature a few years back. You can check that out for yourself HERE.

Via Kotaku




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