EA Modernizes Medal of Honor, Promises "Authentic" Modern Day Afghanistan

Nathan Grayson

After an exceedingly long tour of duty in World War II, EA’s Medal of Honor series has finally that it’s time for a change of scenery. So, where to? Well, we hear modern times are pretty nice this time of year, and evidently, so did EA .

"EA has always been an advocate for telling the soldiers' story. The new Medal of Honor follows that tradition. We felt it was important to tell the story of today's war and today's elite soldiers via today's most relevant medium--videogames," explained EALA general manager Sean Decker. "We are so proud to bring together two powerhouse development teams to make this game a reality; EA Los Angeles and EA DICE. Medal of Honor promises to be an unforgettable entry in the modern shooter genre."

Battlefield developer DICE on multiplayer duty? Yes please.

If you’re afraid EA might be attempting to ape the 800 lb. gorilla that is Activision’s Modern Warfare series, though, fear not. While Modern Warfare has all the trappings of a (good) Michael Bay film, the new Medal of Honor’s shooting for something a bit more grounded in reality.

“Medal of Honor, an all-new first-person shooter game, will introduce 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,” said EA.

Er, sorry, EA. We don’t mean to rain on your parade, but, as it turns out, Activision’s already got that whole “authenticity” thing covered after all. Bummer.

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