New Details About the Reboot of Medal of Honor
The UK version of the Official Xbox Magazine, released the first details of the upcoming reboot of Medal of Honor. While the post on the mag’s official website is more of a tease of the actual article inside the next issue, which hits newsstands on January 7th, it’s the first real information since the trailer debuted at last month’s Video Game Awards show.
According to the publication, the game will be told in the unstable country of Afghanistan. Just from that piece of information, it sounds like the first-person will focus more on today’s Middle Eastern conflict, rather than take the Modern Warfare 2 approach and write a completely different story, that really has nothing to do with today’s politics. One of the reasons for Infinity Ward to take that route was because they didn’t want to make the videogame to ‘preachy.’
When EA sent out the first press release back in December, it read that the title will follow a “badass” main character. We weren’t sure if that meant players would only play as one guy, or if EA planned on having multiple playable characters. Today, OXM confirmed players will play as several Tier 1 Ops soldiers, who were “brought in to help with authenticity.”
A feature that sounds like it could work great in a multiplayer game is the ability to shootout lights and put on night-vision goggles. While they have yet to confirm if it is only in the single player campaign or they plan on using it in an online match, I hope its for both. Imagine playing a team-deathmatch, and a light is shining right on you with swarms of enemies surrounding your area and with the flick of the trigger button, you take out the lights — throw on the night-vision goggles and take out each and everyone of them — and before they know what happened, they’re dead. It’s a simple concept, but it certainly sounds like a fun one.
This next installment of Medal of Honor is naturally going to be compared to the Modern Warfare series, so why not steal a few things from the popular FPS. According to the magazine, there will be sprinting and a knife melee attack, which apparently reminded them a lot like Call of Duty. I just hope the team behind MoH, are also going to try and innovate more, and make it feel like they’re own videogame, instead of making it Modern Warfare 2.5.