Electronic Arts recently revealred that an all-new Medal of Honor will be released in 2010. The franchise will be ‘rebooted’ with an all new development team, new soldier, and a new setting.
For the first time in the franchise’s 10-year history, Medal of Honor will leave the WWII stage and put players in the more recent war-torn Afghanistan. Players will also be introduced to the Tier 1 Operator, a relatively unknown entity directly under the National Command Authority who takes on missions no one else can handle. The new and improved 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 for players.
The development team at EALA has been hand-picked by the studio leadership of General Manager Sean Decker, Executive Producer Greg Goodrich and Senior Creative Director Rich Farrelly. To help with multiplayer development, EA DICE has been brought in as well.
“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.
To get a first look at the new Medal of Honor, tune into Spike TV’s 2009 Video Game Awards on Saturday, December 12 at 8pm PST.