Rumor: New Medal of Honor set in modern times

Micah Lapping-Carr, a former production intern at EA Los Angeles, has stated in his LinkedIn CV that the next Medal of Honor title will be set in modern times.

"Electronic Arts Los Angeles

(Computer Software industry)

June 2008 — August 2008 (3 months)

Worked on a Medal of Honor modern combat title in various roles, including design and software engineering."

It has already been rumored that the next Medal of Honor title may be set in 2002 Afghanistan.

This information comes after Infinity Ward's Vince Zampella told the Official PlayStation Magazine that originally, Activision wanted more WWII games and was not interested in Call of Duty 4 being Modern Warfare.

"With Call of Duty 2, we were dead set against it being World War 2," said Zampella. "But Activision really wanted it, the compromise sort of being that we'd get some dev kits for consoles in exchange for doing a World War 2 game. We always wanted to be on consoles and Activision saw us as more of a PC developer.

"And something I'll add to that, Activision also did not want Modern Warfare. They thought working on a modern game was risky and [thought], 'oh my god you can't do that, it's crazy!' They were doing market research to show us we were wrong the whole time."

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Seems like they're catching up on the times. The old Medal of Honour games were great then along came CoD and it stole the spotlight. But because call of duty was more recent it had the ability to adapt...we'll just have to see if you can teach an old dog new tricks.

What about Korea, there are a ton of crazy battles that took place there. As an example lookup the battle of Kapyong 22-25 April 1951 involving the 2nd PPCLI of Canada, 3RAR of Australia and the US 72nd Heavy Tank amongst others. They were dropping artillery on there own position as they were being over run by 10000 red Chinese as they poured through the valley and over the surrounding hills. The Canadians were reduced to fighting them off hand to hand as artillery rained down around them. I'm a former member of the 2nd Battalion PPCLI and I've had a chance to talk to some of the Korean vets from that battle and the stories they have are absolutely terrifying.

It would be nice to see a game company come out with a nice Vietnam era shooter. Most of the ones I have played have been crap.

Aah, Mohaa. Best sniper rifle ever! Probably the best multiplayer fun I ever had.

"Can one man make a difference?"

Yes - now he has nukes.

How could these bean-counting bureaucratic morons think that doing a modern war game was a bad idea when there were already games like BF2, Ghost Recon, and Operation Flashpoint (to name a few) that were huge successes? Not to mention the Iraq and A-stan wars in the news every day?

More evidence that major game publishers are run by inept Hollywood-wannabe failures and business school dropouts. I bet they don't even play the games the sell, they sit around looking at market data from flawed sources.

"Our WW2 game did well the last twenty five times, we should do another one! We'll call it D-Day Forever!"