Medal of Honor 2010: Taliban now “Opposing Force” for MP game
We’ve been bringing you news of the newest Medal of Honor game, due out in the U.S. on October 12 and the 15th in the U.K. We’ve already informed you of the PC multiplayer beta due out on October 4 and also the PS3 multiplayer trailer. However you may also have read our previous story about how military bases in the U.S. were banning the game from sale on base, one of the issues being the capability for players to take on the role of the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers.
Now it seems that Electronic Arts, publisher of the hugely-popular Medal of Honor franchise, are to pull the feature allowing people to play as members of the Taliban in multiplayer mode. The latest Medal of Honor game, for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, is based in Afghanistan and plays US forces against al-Qaeda and the Taliban but because of heavy criticism Electronic Arts has made the decision to make a change, according to Mike Snider over on USA Today.
Executive producer of the game, Greg Goodrich, said that to take into accounts the feelings of family and friends of fallen troops, the opposition is now “Opposing Force” or “OpFor” instead of the Taliban for the multiplayer mode. Goodrich also said, “Medal of Honor is a big thank-you letter to the troops, and if this one word caused some troops to not be able to receive that … let’s change it and hopefully people will get that.”
For more on this go to usatoday.com. What do you think of the decision to drop the Taliban from Medal of Honor? You might feel the decision is taking sensitivities too far, or maybe you think its right to take into account the feelings of those fighting in Afghanistan? We’re interested in what you have to say about this so please feel free to send in your comments.
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