According to a report by CBSnews
several members, and former members of the US Navy SEALs force SEAL team Six have been disciplined for their work as consultants on the recently released first person shooter game Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
The report claims that seven of the soldiers have been disciplined so far, for divulging classified information, and supposedly violating an unwritten Navy SEAL code of staying out the media spotlight, with letters of reprimand allegedly taking away half of their pay for two months, and damaging their chances of promotion.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter was heavily promoted by EA and developer Danger Close for its heavy focus on military authenticity, due to the involvement of many active and former military personal in consultation with the game's creation, also featuring them in several of the game's promotional trailers.
That attention to detail was largely lost on critics however, with the game being widely panned by reviewers (AusGamers 4.0/10
). Medal of Honor: Warfighter is now available on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.