Medal Of Honor: "Step Into The Boots Of A Soldier"
The Call of Duty franchise has left the World War II setting behind and in order to rejuvenate the ailing Medal of Honor series, EA has decided to do the same thing.
As most of you know, the new title will focus on the war on terror in Afghanistan, a realistic take on modern war, which of course caused many to wonder if the success of Modern Warfare had an impact on EALA's design choice. Well, according to what EA president Frank Gibeau told the BBC in a recent interview, Infinity Ward's title did indeed "play a role" but the idea for MoH goes a bit beyond that. They simply did some research and tried to figure out what gamers would be most interested in, and then found the best - and perhaps most appealing - way to put us in the boots of a modern-day soldier. Said Gibeau:
"Really the idea was how do we take what has been a hallowed franchise for the industry and EA and the concept was always to step into the boots of a soldier. Whether it was World War 2 or the English Civil war it didn't matter, the concept was still true. We just wanted to find the most relevant subject matter that users are most interested in. We did the research and looked at what we could do creatively. It came back as the modern type of warfare and the weapons/tactics/strategy were the most relevant and interesting for the audience."
It's actually a little surprising that Medal of Honor isn't taking the same amount of flak Six Days in Fallujah received. But above all else, we were very much impressed with what EA showed off at E3 last week, and we have every confidence that it can be a worthy competitor to Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Related Game(s): Medal of Honor
6/21/2010 9:07:49 PM Ben Dutka