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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:47pm 03/12/09 | 17 Comments
The irony is delectable. Infinity Ward was crafted from Medal of Honor developers who no longer wanted to work on the series, believing EA's direction of it had turned stale - thus Call of Duty was born.

Fast forward to more modern times, and the same 'rogue' team are now the creators of one of the biggest entertainment successes in the last 10 years. So what does EA do? Revamp a stale old series to model Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2, apparently with an entirely new development team at the helm (did they just throw away the MoH team like so much Pandemic Studios?).
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 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 closely with Tier 1 Operators from the U.S. Special Operations Community since the earliest stages of development to create the most authentic modern war experience. Inspired by real events, Medal of Honor reveals the mission of todays most elite American soldier his will, his mindset and his uncompromising professionalism.
2010; hilarity ensues...



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Khel
Posted 12:52pm 03/12/09
Its kind of cheating when they say the franchise has a 10 year history, considering they haven't put out a Medal of Honour game for like 5 years or more.
ravn0s
Posted 12:57pm 03/12/09
maybe theyve been working on this game for 5 years?
Carson
Posted 01:04pm 03/12/09
Hopefully they release dedicated servas
infi
Posted 01:05pm 03/12/09
I don't think it's so much hilarious as smart.
Dazhel
Posted 01:10pm 03/12/09
EA's doing what EA does best: Following the money.
Midda
Posted 01:16pm 03/12/09
I don't really care if they copy IW. If it's a good game, I'll buy it.
Trauma
Posted 01:32pm 03/12/09
I like the sound of this, dedi servers preez.
Khel
Posted 01:52pm 03/12/09
Well, at least they have more beard than MW2 does, going by the teaser poster they released anyway. Can't go wrong with more beard.
tequila
Posted 02:20pm 03/12/09
the dedicated servers problem hasn't actually been a problem for me
no issues getting a multiplayer game of mw2 going thus far, granted it'd be nice to just say to your mates "join me on x/y/z server in 10 minutes"
re so
Posted 04:30pm 03/12/09
yeah it's not too bad for pubs, though it surely is a f*** around compared to just joining a server.

You party up, all join another lobby... all get kicked back to the party. join another lobby. start. host leaves, migrate fails. party is closed now. everyone has to rejoin on party leader again. and again. and again. It's pretty s***house tbh. just lucky the game is so f*****g awesome once you are actually playing.
Trauma
Posted 04:49pm 03/12/09
Yea party matchmaking is woeful and hacks run free in the P2P rubish.
ravn0s
Posted 08:58pm 03/12/09
Midda
Posted 09:29pm 03/12/09
Khel raises a valid point.
Infidel
Posted 09:34pm 03/12/09
If the single player lasts more than 5 minutes I dont mind
Trauma
Posted 11:44pm 03/12/09
haha they look so alike.


Should also be noted that the 'handpicked' team at EALA is working on the single player side and EA DICE is doing the multiplayer side of things according to http://www.ea.com/news/new-medal-of-honor-announce

So logic says it will have a SP that will last.
Dazhel
Posted 12:33am 04/12/09
Holy s***. You could almost create an argument invalidating windmill from that beard.
AverageCowboy
Posted 12:44pm 04/12/09
Lame x 2131241546154
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