This has been one of the games that I’ve been watching very closely. Not just because I spent a lot of time playing it a few months ago but because it’s the first time we’ll be able to play with guys who have kick ass beards. Recently EA has been up against a lot of criticism for using the Taliban as the enemy in the game. Well they’ve decided to go ahead and ditch the Taliban in favor of calling them the “Opposing Force”.
I know the guys on the team and they’re some really cool guys so for personal reasons I’m hoping this title does well. I think it will because I had a great time with its multiplayer and if you know me, then you know I’m really not a multiplayer guy. So it says something if I’m left wanting to kick more ass in it.
You can read what Greg Goodrich, Executive Producer on Medal of Honor, had to say after the break. I think it had to be done to avoid any additional controversy. I personally took no offense to it but what about you? Did having the Taliban in this game offend you?
In the past few months, we have received feedback from all over the world regarding the multiplayer portion of Medal of Honor. We’ve received notes from gamers, active military, and friends and family of servicemen and women currently deployed overseas. The majority of this feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. For this, the Medal of Honor team is deeply appreciative.
However, we have also received feedback from friends and families of fallen soldiers who have expressed concern over the inclusion of the Taliban in the multiplayer portion of our game. This is a very important voice to the Medal of Honor team. This is a voice that has earned the right to be listened to. It is a voice that we care deeply about. Because of this, and because the heartbeat of Medal of Honor has always resided in the reverence for American and Allied soldiers, we have decided to rename the opposing team in Medal of Honor multiplayer from Taliban to Opposing Force.
While this change should not directly affect gamers, as it does not fundamentally alter the gameplay, we are making this change for the men and women serving in the military and for the families of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice – this franchise will never willfully disrespect, intentionally or otherwise, your memory and service.
To all who serve – we appreciate you, we thank you, and we do not take you for granted. And to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines currently serving overseas, stay safe and come home soon.
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