Next Medal of Honor Confirmed for October 23
October 23, 2012
Medal of Honor: Warfighter has been penned for an October 23 release date’
Medal of Honor: Warfighter, the sequel to 2010’s reboot Medal of Honor, has been confirmed by EA for a release date on October 23.
The game is being developed by Danger Close, previously known as EA LA. The developers produced the campaign mode in 2010’s Medal of Honor. The game has also been confirmed to be using the Frostbite 2.0 engine.
Executive producer Greg Goodrich share details on the 14th installment in the Medal of Honor series, confirming the game will move away from Afghanistan: “this game is not based on one historical event but multiple events.” Apparently, the events in the game will be entirely true to the point that you may have read or heard about it on the news.
Goodrich also revealed some information on the multiplayer mode, saying players will be able to choose from 12 ‘Tier 1’ units from 10 countries. These include “the British SAS, the Australian SASR, the German KSK and Polish GROM.”
Also confirmed was a new multiplayer mode, called Gladiator. Details were scarce, but it sounds like players will be able to choose who they want and fight off against other players: “This is who would win in a fight – Batman or Superman.”
Goodrich went on to say that he wants players to feel national pride for the first time in a video game, which is why they can pick from 12 units (which are hopefully from their country).
In 2010 Medal of Honor was confirmed to have sold around 5 million copies, and was well received despite some critics criticising the linearity of the campaign. Call of Duty: Black Ops went on to release during the same period, selling 25 million copies.
The trailer also confirmed that there would be a special edition for then game at no extra cost.
Medal of Honor controversy
in 2010, Medal of Honor’s campaign mode also caused controversy. The Conservative Party’s MP Liam Fox complained about the appearance of the Taliban fighters, though shortly after he was criticised for displaying a lack of knowledge about the game resulting in the Conservatives distancing themselves from his comments.