Confirmed: New Medal of Honor is modern-day shooter

Electronic Arts has confirmed that next installment in its Medal of Honor series is a modern-day shooter set in Afghanistan, confirming earlier speculation. The game will be released next year for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

The game centers on the Tier 1 Operator, "a relatively unknown entity directly under the National Command Authority who takes on missions no one else can handle."

"Medal of Honor returns to the front lines, this time in today's war. For the first time in the franchise's 10-year history, Medal of Honor is leaving the WWII theatre and putting players in war-torn Afghanistan. Electronic Arts Inc. today revealed that in 2010, 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 with an actual Tier 1 unit to "create the most authentic modern war experience." Inspired by real events, the game focuses on the mission of "today's most elite soldier."

"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. Set against the backdrop of a rugged and brutal landscape, Medal of Honor depicts modern military operations through the lens of a small band of fictional characters. Inspired by real events, Medal of Honor reveals the mission of today's most elite soldier – his will, his mindset and his uncompromising professionalism."

The press release continues to say that the single-player campaign is being developed by Electronic Arts' Los Angeles studio and DICE, creators of the Battlefield series, is developing then game's multiplayer component.

"Medal of Honor is being built with a best-in-class single-player campaign. The Medal of Honor development team at EALA has been hand-selected by the studio leadership of General Manager Sean Decker, Executive Producer Greg Goodrich and Senior Creative Director Rich Farrelly. To compliment the single-player experience, EALA has enlisted the multiplayer expertise at EA DICE. This team will develop the multiplayer experience of Medal of Honor. These two studios are coming together to deliver a world-class Medal of Honor that is poised to re-set and re-boot the franchise for a new generation.

"Tune in to Spike TV's 2009 Video Game Awards on Saturday, December 12 at 8pm PST for a world-premier first-look at Medal of Honor."

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Medal of Honor allied assault was the last good Medal of Honor game made. (Speaking PC) Im sorry but ever since EA took the game title from 2015 (Now IW) they have produced garbage MOH games. They always seemed buggy, lack of good patching, no real anti cheat support. Very loose on performance and lack a great story line.
EA just doesnt make a good game, they take the quality of products of another developer and use that to make millions with very little investment in the product. I guess to sum it all up, I do not feel that EA takes pride in there work.

Nothing they ever produce seems innovative.

Simple

I don't think I can say much but I played a very early build of this. Not sure if I can say the working name MOH: xxx but it is based on current day. It was just a few working levels.

Played it on one of the consoles. Played a couple of levels. Soundtrack was really good. Don't think I can say much more....don't want to mess up anymore possible playtests. It looked like it had some potential. I did enjoy the hour or so I got to play.

I wanted to say something about 6-8 months ago when I played it but didn't for good reason. So now you know that they have been working on it for sometime now.

There will be more interest in this thanks to IW's horrible MW2 release for PC. MW2 is a franchise killer on PC.

The series died after Allied Assualt, Pacific Assult murdered this series IMHO. The AI was terrible, graphics were not realistic compaired to the previous editions. Allied Assualt was amazing. And I still play it to date and am impressed with it.

Perhaps this might rejuvenate the series for me.

With two teams doing the separate portions of the game, I fear a Wolfenstein situation, with one running completely different to the other.
Also, with one being the Battlefield developers, I am worried about sluggish performance, high system requirements and a game that look 10 years old.

Gamerhomie said,
Looks like they picked this guy straight from Afghanistan. :P

http://img682.imageshack.us/i/1206253344019.jpg/

For special forces or "tier 1" personnel (SAS, Delta, JTF2 etc) they refer to here, in afghanistan it is standard issue to dress and present self similar to dress standards of average afghani male. The only thing when full dressed in their gear is the weapon but even sometimes will use AK's which is just their nature of operating covertly.

I never did buy MW2 because it was apparent that the developers didn't care about PC users. When you take away the things that PC users have been getting for years and expect for no good reason, what do you expect.

Now, EA is apparently attempting to mass produce the MW series like it had many other games. People will buy it because they like the familiar.

Could be interesting, just when thought this franchise was dead. Hopefully they can maybe make something that can be better then modern warfare 2 and bad company 2 (a.k.a more realistic but still have a nice element of play like bf2 updated.)

Allied Assault is a classic. The game, from SP point-of-view, was perfect. Even though it was on rails and severely scripted, it was a damn good gaming experience. Hopefully, there will be a bit more freedom for the player.

Medal of Honor was probablly the reason why I started playing the call of duty series. I loved allied assault and the 2 expansion packs spearhead and breakthrough a think and I've not played a modern warfare game since then. So might have to give this a go if its as good as modern warfare.

Hopefully they will know how to develop the PC multiplayer.

edit: This will be interesting seeing how there have only been half a dozen Medals awarded in the modern conflicts.

Badtz-Maru said,
Hopefully they will know how to develop the PC multiplayer.

edit: This will be interesting seeing how there have only been half a dozen Medals awarded in the modern conflicts.

Yeah it will be good I imagine. Hopefully they keep full graphical and gripping story and quality close to real life. I imagine story will loosely be based on one of the special forces squads time in Afghanistan with who received the medal then twisted for the game or along those lines.

Hopefully by tier 1 they mean actual special forces and not marines or rangers.

Sounds good, although the story seems a little too USA USA USA!!! for me.
I'm really interested in what the multiplayer is going to be like. As MW2 was a little bit of a let down.

Oh wonderful, EA are planning to rush another game out of the doors.

Prepare to see a storm of 50 Medal Of Honor games coming out over the next 12 months.

How about taking the time to create a game that's a little more realistic? No doubt this will be full of laser guns, teleportation devices, tanks with NOS and other ridiculous stuff.

If they can pull it off like the COD: Modern Warfare series is doing (aside from the multi-player gripes in MW2) ... Definitely think this will be a hit ... Can't wait ...

este said,
If they can pull it off like the COD: Modern Warfare series is doing (aside from the multi-player gripes in MW2) ... Definitely think this will be a hit ... Can't wait ...

MoH has been around almost as long as CoD, nothing really surprising about them copying CoD's latest moves yet again. But at least since DICE is doing the multiplayer it's probably going to be better than the farce that passed for multiplayer in MW2. Hopefully they also won't shy away from extreme (realistic) violence.

They aren't really copying Modern Warfare. There are only so many shooters that can be set in WWII before the concept becomes boring, and in my opinion its already there. A modern setting could revitalize the franchise!

I've been playing MoH ever since it debuted on the PS1 (self-titled) and have played just about all of them up until now (I didn't get to play Airbourne) I've also played all the COD games (1-3 W@W) on PS2 and I have to say, COD has been a much more fun experience then MoH ever was. On PC I especially liked these first 2 Modern Warfare games; they're 2 of my favorite FPS games that I've played through, great gameplay and graphics, overall just really fun to play.
So I hope that MoH can do this properly - not to give COD some competition but just to put out another fun FPS Modern Warfare style game (it definitely has the potential to be great)

BTW... MoH is older then COD series

toadeater said,
MoH has been around almost as long as CoD, nothing really surprising about them copying CoD's latest moves yet again. But at least since DICE is doing the multiplayer it's probably going to be better than the farce that passed for multiplayer in MW2. Hopefully they also won't shy away from extreme (realistic) violence.

And you think these games contain realistic violence ?

toadeater said,
MoH has been around almost as long as CoD, nothing really surprising about them copying CoD's latest moves yet again. But at least since DICE is doing the multiplayer it's probably going to be better than the farce that passed for multiplayer in MW2. Hopefully they also won't shy away from extreme (realistic) violence.

Nope the are not. There is the fraging ZZ Top singer in MOH. Plus I thing the beard will have a significant role in the gameplay

A first-person shooter? What a brilliant, original concept! Keep up the cookie-cutter approach EA, you're good at it.

People like first person shooters. What do you want them to do, stop making a product that sells really well?
Maybe make a fourth person shooter where you walk behind the player and watch him play the game?

Saburac said,
Maybe make a fourth person shooter where you walk behind the player and watch him play the game?

YES! lol thats great Reminds me of The Onion video where players got to control a player playing Warcraft.

C_Guy said,
A first-person shooter? What a brilliant, original concept! Keep up the cookie-cutter approach EA, you're good at it.

yes because first person shooter means it's devoid of all originality, innovation and fun (see: modern warfare, half life 2, halo 1, goldeneye, mirror's edge to prove my point). For bonus points, see who developed mirror's edge and who's developing the new medal of honour!

C_Guy said,
A first-person shooter? What a brilliant, original concept! Keep up the cookie-cutter approach EA, you're good at it.


Wow! I diddn't know that Adam Sessler posted here!

;)

dead.cell said,
Yeesh, I'd hate to go to the movies with that guy.

"OH, ANOTHER COMEDY FLICK? YEAH, HOW ORIGINAL!!"

Haha, I was thinking the exact same thing!

C_Guy said,
A first-person shooter? What a brilliant, original concept! Keep up the cookie-cutter approach EA, you're good at it.

Sometimes I wonder if you just post to see your own name in the list. The majority of the time you come off as an idiot and you pretty much always negatively spout off BS like your opinion actually means something.

Funny....you fit the bill of a Troll.

Oh damn. I fell for the bait ;_;