Medal of Honor Goes Modern, Next Game Set in Afghanistan

MedalOfHonor.jpg Medal of Honor is finally leaving WWII behind and moving forward to “modern warfare,” with the next game, announced for a fall 2010 release today be EA, set to take place in present-day Afghanistan.

The single-player campaign, in development at EALA, will place players in the role of a Tier 1 Operator — which is basically an uber Special Forces operative — thrust into the ongoing war in Afghanistan in a story said to be inspired by real events. EALA is working with real-life Tier 1 Operators from the U.S. Special Operations Community to ensure the game is the “most authentic modern war experience.”

The next Medal of Honor is also shaping up to feature a robust multiplayer component, with EA DICE, creators of the vaunted Battlefield series, on board to help in its development.

“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. The Tier 1 Operator is the most disciplined, deliberate and prepared warrior on the battlefield. He is a living, breathing, precision instrument of war,” said Greg Goodrich, Executive Producer, Medal of Honor. “We are honored to have the rare opportunity to work closely with these men to create a game that shares their experience.”

“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,” said Sean Decker, VP and General Manager of EALA. “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.”

EA’s press release doesn’t specify the platforms Medal of Honor is in development for, but did provide the pictured PS3 box shot. Surely there will be PC and Xbox 360 versions as well.

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