I’m having a hard time trying to muster any enthusiasm for Medal of Honor. Granted, the game looks great, the action looks Baytacular and the ideas in place are solid. But I’ve seen it all before. And with a new Battlefield on the way, MOH might just have a hard time selling itself. One aspect where it could shine though, is in the storytelling section. Gamers love to relive infamous skirmishes that made the headlines, and the opportunity to hunt down one of the most hated men in American history, could shift quite a few units.
As a shooter game that is going for an authentic style, MOH has obviously brought in a few consultants to give the game that flair for realism. One such person that EA has helping out, is Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette.
Does that name ring a bell? If it doesn’t then here’s the skinny: Bissonnette was recently revealed as one of the writers for No Easy Day, a memoir based on the experiences of the soldiers that took down Osama Bin Laden.
Bissonnette has been working with EA on MOH: Warfighter this year, with the LA Times reporting that EA “consulted with several special forces soldiers to make sure the settings, weapons and other aspects of the fighting within the game was realistic. One of those consultants was Bissonnette.”
So will we be hunting down Bin Laden, later this year then when Warfighter arrives? Maybe, maybe not, as EA said back in February to Joystiq that the tale of the hunt for the former enemy number one of the US of A was “not our story to tell”, and that it was “family business to [the Tier 1 Operatives]”.
But seeing as how Bissonnette has managed to turn his infamous raid into a business of sorts, with the formation a consulting firm by the name of Silent R, we might just see that mission played out one day, in a future game, if EA doesn’t take advantage of it first.
Big thanks to Tauriq for the link.
Last Updated: August 27, 2012