DICE may be developing every single game at Electronic Arts that doesn’t involve dribbling or scoring touchdowns, but where does that leave Danger Close, the developer known for making the recent Medal of Honor games? EA took the franchise out of rotation back in January, and it appears the developers have received the same treatment as well.
Things I have learned about war from the wholly authentic Medal of Honor: Warfighter: #1: Door opening privileges are granted with seniority. #2: A soldier’s sidearm, whether a pistol or a machinegun, has infinite ammo. #3: If you run far enough ahead of your squad, you might see the moment your enemies blink into existence. #4: Bullets won’t kill you if you’re in the middle of a melee attack animation. #5: Tier One operators are total badasses and can kill hundreds of people on their own. #6: War is super-fun, and is a passion for some people, kind of like water skiing or samba dancing. #7: It is totally justifiable to repeatedly abandon your wife and child to go fight in a war. Your wife and child should probably just learn to accept both that and your inevitable death. #8: A lot of types of beard make you look like a bell-end.
Warfighter's story is an interesting one: it began as a completely different game pitched by a couple of ex-soldiers, before Danger Close crowbarred it into the Medal of Honor franchise. Details on the multiplayer portion of the game were scant when we previewed it, but a new trailer shows the online battles in all their destructive glory.
There are, apparently, eight countries to choose from, and the trailer includes a whole bunch of gizmos such as remote robots and aerial drones. There's even a special grenade that flicks out cables but then fails to show what said cables do. Maybe it's so the warfighters can dry their laundry.
It's all set to a Linkin Park song, and the way the destruction is in time with the beat is actually quite exhilarating. Sort of. Screenshots below.
There’s a mounted gun bit in the demo for Medal of Honor that was on display at GDC last night. It’s a spectacular piece of entertainment, a real showcase of what the tech they’re using to make the game can do. You’re driving along on a dingy as waves lash a flooded Thai city. You’re ferrying rescued aid workers to an extraction point where you’re met by two transport helicopters. They hover, and, in a cutscene, your character attaches ropes to the base of the choppers and you’re lifted away into the sunset.
EA have just released a trailer for the previously announced Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The upcoming shooter is being developed by Danger Close and will use the Frostbite 2 engine. It's getting a worldwide release on October 23rd.
I've embedded the debut trailer below. It features whispers, ACOGs, helicopters, boats, bullets, feet and hats; all within a few seconds of each other. You'll also hear distorted drones that remind me of another EA franchise. Funny that.
Warfighter is an advanced follow-up to 2010's Medal of Honor reboot. It's being built with Battlefield 3's Frostbite 2 engine and developed by Danger Close. DICE handled Medal of Honor's multiplayer mode, but GI mention that Warfighter's singleplayer and muiltiplayer will be built by Danger Close this time round. EA have shared "a visual inspiration and representation" (man with gun pic) of Warfighter on the Medal of Honor site. There will be "more details to come in the next few weeks," they say. We'll have plenty more info for you in the next issue of PC Gamer UK.
There's no release date yet but if it's out this year it'll likely be going head to head with the next Call of Duty, which is rumoured to be Black Ops 2. Can it compete? For more of an idea of what they're working with, check out our Medal of Honor review.
Boxed copies of Battlefield 3 come with a flyer for an upcoming Medal of Honor title, according to a post on NeoGaf.
It’s been widely hinted that Danger Close - who made the single-player campaign of last year’s beardy MoH reboot - is working on a new instalment of the franchise.
Despite their first game in the franchise's reboot receiving lukewarm reviews, Danger Close are developing a second game in the modern-day-set Medal of Honor series.
Producer Greg Goodrich revealed in a blog post entitled “In case you were wondering…”: “Yes, Danger Close is currently working on the next Medal of Honor.”
Goodrich went on to say: “Since our launch last October, we’ve studied, listened and absorbed much of your feedback and are very excited to be marching forward on the next title. We can’t wait to tell you more about it, so check back often to the website and the fan page on Facebook.
“It’s going to be a fun ride for the Medal of Honor franchise. We are happy to have you aboard.”
Whilst Danger Close had already announced it was recruiting for a new AAA FPS title, speculation had been than the EA studio would be working on a different franchise. Tonight's confirmation demonstrates that even in the face of it's ridiculously high-selling rival Call of Duty, Medal of Honor still plans to persevere.
Medal of Honor developers, Danger Close recently caved in to growing pressure, and renamed the Taliban forces. Danger Close marketing director Craig Owens spoke out recently about the reasons behind the name change. Read on for his comments, and the explosive new launch trailer.