EA Announces New Medal of Honor

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Hmm. Interesting. I enjoyed the old MoH games. I really hope they do it right. Activision could use another big name directly competing with them on the modern warfare shooter front. Mabye it'll help knock that smug look of their faces. Hopefully EA won't decide to screw over PC gamers like Activision and Infinity Ward did too.

Even if it does turn off to be a slight rip off of Modern Warfare, long as it turns out fun and playable then I really don't care and shall pick it up. Glad to hear MoH isn't dead yet.

Wasder:
Anyone who didn't see this coming, please proceed to slap yourself silly.

I'm number 1 in line then. I thought MoH has been gone for a while, to be honest.

With nothing but the cover art(?) and an announcement to go on... I'm excited.

I do enjoy a FPS that deals with modern military - and to set it in Afghanistan... Has any other game done that yet? I'm not sure. But I'm going to keep an eye on this, for sure.

*waits patiently for a future warfare game to come out*

Oh, and I don't mean Battlefield style.

SuperMse:
2005- The Battlefield series is updated from a World War 2 setting to a more modern era. That game is called Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, and has upgradable and customizable classes.

2007- The Call of Duty series is updated from a World War 2 setting to a more modern era. That game is called Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and has upgradable and customizable classes.

2009- The Medal of Honor series is announced to be receiving an update from a World War 2 setting to a more modern era, with multiplayer developed by the same guys who make the Battlefield series.

Am I the only one noticing a pattern?

The prophecy of Tom Clancy is being fulfilled! Next I predict TES will "rebbot" to a modern setting.

Akai Shizuku:
I never cared about the MoH series, and I doubt this is going to change my mind.

It's obvious they're just ripping off of CoD.

EDIT: Either you play as a different character ("the enemy's" side, for instance) or I will continue to not care.

EA, 2005 - Battlefield 2
Activision and Infinity Ward, 2007 - Call of Duty modern warfare

How are they ripping off COD when EA did a modern warfare game first i know who is ripping off who and its not EA

Over_Krill:

Akai Shizuku:
I never cared about the MoH series, and I doubt this is going to change my mind.

It's obvious they're just ripping off of CoD.

EDIT: Either you play as a different character ("the enemy's" side, for instance) or I will continue to not care.

EA, 2005 - Battlefield 2
Activision and Infinity Ward, 2007 - Call of Duty modern warfare

How are they ripping off COD when EA did a modern warfare game first i know who is ripping off who and its not EA

MoH still sucks major balls compared to CoD.

Right first off... MODERN WAR is not original to MODERN WARFARE funnily enough. There have been as many Modern War games out as there have been WW2 games... and i'm only thinking of fps's here. It's rediculous that Call of Duty gets such high appraisel yet anyone who sits down and actually observes what they are doing would see its just a standard shooter that lives off the success of every other bloody shooter. You run around and shoot crap... definately not that original. I'm not saying CoD is bad, i'm just saying its not the trend setter some people think it is.

And before i get an earfull regarding the "innovations" of their multiplayer, remember, EA was first on the "Modern Warfare with serious multiplayer" band wagon long before CoD:MW... Don't tell me you all forgot battlefield 2 (which is tons better actually imho).

Secondly EA are not a noble company and will proceed to suck the essence out of any platform/genre/small child that they see as profitable. However, they have had a good track record lately and have been striving towards originality or at least a fresh take on certain all too well known formulas. So i say let them leech off of the bewildiring successes of MW, who knows they might actually pull it off. Short of Stubborness from the fanbase i doubt it would be too hard to take a step above Modern Warfare 2 (it's not that mind blowing really).

Took them long enough to catch onto the "Modern Warfare" craze--not that they'll do it as well as Activision, I'll wager.

Akai Shizuku:

Over_Krill:

Akai Shizuku:
I never cared about the MoH series, and I doubt this is going to change my mind.

It's obvious they're just ripping off of CoD.

EDIT: Either you play as a different character ("the enemy's" side, for instance) or I will continue to not care.

EA, 2005 - Battlefield 2
Activision and Infinity Ward, 2007 - Call of Duty modern warfare

How are they ripping off COD when EA did a modern warfare game first i know who is ripping off who and its not EA

MoH still sucks major balls compared to CoD.

It might but you can't say they ripping off CoD

I wasn't interested till DICE were doing the multiplayer.

I'll buy it.

Furburt:
Oh this is just pathetic. They completely rip off Call Of Duty already to the nth degree, and now this? Seriously, this is worse than Chinese WoW clones.

Medal of Honor has been around longer than Call of Duty.

Dear game developers,
you managed to suck the WWII scenarios bone dry in the frame of just a few years. It's understandable why hardly any big name developer wants to do WWII anymore. But have you guys ever considered trying to get OFF that threadmill and not make the same mistake over and over again? It's like you're jumping ship, but not to dry land, but to a different boat, and all together. You ever considered this one might sink too in a not-doo-distant future?
Seriously, with the current state of affairs, I give the modern war FPS three years until it's done to death. Thanks to EA, it's already showing signs of fatigue: This supposedly all-new MoH seems to copycat Modern Warfare 2 down to even the most obscure details, even the cover art (supposing it's real) looks kinda the same. That's not to say that this new MoH will be a bad thing - it could actually be doing well, hell, it might even do a lot of things better than MW. But it still feels bland.

"to ensure the game offers "the most authentic modern war experience" possible."

Which naturally includes regenerating health. You know, authentic.

Guessing EA are using the ' if you can't bet them, copy them' motto.

gRiM_rEaPeRsco:
the guy on the box art has a big beard, this must mean it will be good

Exactly the same thing i thought xD
"Gosh that's a nice beard right here mister, now I feel compelled to this title by a power of this badass beard"

Furburt:
Oh this is just pathetic. They completely rip off Call Of Duty already to the nth degree, and now this? Seriously, this is worse than Chinese WoW clones.

you do know that the medal of honor franchise was out way before the call of duty franchise right?

I find MoH more atmospheric than CoD. Sound be an intresting buy!

Andy Chalk:

Medal of Honor is currently in development for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, and is scheduled for release sometime in 2010.

Joyous. Another shooter set in Iraqistan for me to ignore while I play FFXIII, AC2 and DA:O.

Wow, never saw that coming... :P

I used to love MoH, especially Allied Assault, but this is a tad pathetic. Unless its radically different from MW2 or any games of their ilk (unlikely) then my interest is pretty much nil.

Also, the teaser trailer sucks even more then teasers usually do :(

Danny Ocean:

Why does everyone seem to forget about this, arguably one of the greatest games ever, with one of the most refined squad play experiences, when they discuss war games set in the modern era?

CoD4 wasn't the first, you know.

I haven't forgotten :)

I still used to play it until recently, its a freakin fantastic game. Roll on BC2 :D

GamingAwesome1:
Greaaat..... another boring as fuck brown WW2 game that we are desperately trying to get rid of.

I hated MOH and I'm willing to bet I still will. It's just so.....boring.

Your avatar, coupled with what you just said, actually made me laugh out loud.

Try reading the article next time, unless you like looking like a fool :P

qbanknight:
never seen anybody in the armed forces with a grizzly beard like that, but ok

most special forces guys tend to keep their hair styles because it helps them blend in with the civvies more. just my .2 cents. also, if moh can pull it off without making it sluggish like say, European assault. i wont complain. also the weapons have to work right, i'm always a stickler for that.

VitusPrime:
finally, were getting out the era of shite that was the common baddie was a nazi
yay

...but now the common baddie will either be Russian or Middle-Eastern.

Not much changes.

IckleMissMayhem:

Andy Chalk:

Medal of Honor is currently in development for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, and is scheduled for release sometime in 2010.

Joyous. Another shooter set in Iraqistan for me to ignore while I play FFXIII, AC2 and DA:O.

Haha, those are all on my list. Including some others, namely Mass Effect 2...

JohnReaper:
First real shooter I played was Medal of Honor for the playstation i still rember the demo like it was yesterday

This game will hlep the players learn German with phrases such as

(german)
translation is
LOOK OUT HES GOT A BAZOOKA!!
(explosion)

sigh COD and MOH is great and yea COD got the jump on Modern warfare gaming but MOH will most likely take MW2 and shove it up COD's rear end

Thats why you don't mess with veterans

You got that Activision

Fact: Call of duty was released in 2003
MOH was released *dramatic gasp* in 1999 yes thats right MOH was the first game to ever bring ww2 in to such refinment for a shooter

Dude what about Wolfenstein? That did WW2 (well Nazi's anyway) way before MOH. And what about Rise of the Triads? Wait, forget that one, I might just be the only person outside of the development team that ever played that DOS shareware masterpiece.

This is gonna have to be a pretty spectacular game to catch my attention. MoH as a series has been caught in the samey mire for a LONG time.

First of all, I'll say that I never bought a MW game, and don't plan to, I played COD4 a few times and it was good and all but I never thought it was as good as the old MoHs or Killzone 2 and since I have Rising sun and Killzone 2 I figured theres no point in getting MW. But this might be the only FPS that i'm actually looking forward to other than Killzone 3 and Timesplitters 4

And this next bit goes to anyone who says that this is just a copy of MW:
I learned from Gamespot today that Infinity Ward was set up by ex-Medal of Honor workers(everyone probably already knew that but stick with me) so it seems to me to be mirroring the whole Guitar Hero/Rock Band Thing:
Makers of Original Good titles(Medal of Honor:Frontline+Rising Sun and Guitar hero 1+2) split of and make new series with new inovation(Rock Band and Modern Warfare) and then the orignal series releases similar titles(new Medal of Honor and Guitar Hero: World Tour). So by calling this a copy of CoD, your also calling Guitar Hero a copy of Rock Band.

Hopefully though, this long wait we've gone through for this new MoH will be worth the wait, unlike the GH games which come out like rabbits and have little or no differences. Chances are though, because it is being released later than MW, there may be improvements, so it could be a lot better. The developers appear to be re-inventing the series, which could mean either; looking back at past games to see what made them good, or starting from scratch. Both options would be avoiding the mistakes of the recent MoH releases

EDIT: I ought to mention that all the Good MoHs has really good historical opening levels(D-Day, Pearl Harbour) so the new one better have one two, considering its afganistan, I don't really know what it could be

I think the trailer looks really good, alot more real than Modern Warfare. Though too much real in games makes them boring, but I'm sure they will find a good balance.

I am amazed at how many people would take time out of their day to bash the game into the ground based simply on its concept, knowing so little about actual gameplay or anything. Give this game dedicated servers, and the ability to lean, and it should be the best selling game of all time, right? All those people (millions) that want to shoot their buddies up in a modern setting will be rushing out to buy this if it does, right? So we can show IW how we feel about their product?

Or will people just bash it for trying to "rip off" MW2? People should see this as an opportunity to maybe have some critical demands met, or at least light a fire under IW's asses to fix their game.

captain wow:

JohnReaper:
First real shooter I played was Medal of Honor for the playstation i still rember the demo like it was yesterday

This game will hlep the players learn German with phrases such as

(german)
translation is
LOOK OUT HES GOT A BAZOOKA!!
(explosion)

sigh COD and MOH is great and yea COD got the jump on Modern warfare gaming but MOH will most likely take MW2 and shove it up COD's rear end

Thats why you don't mess with veterans

You got that Activision

Fact: Call of duty was released in 2003
MOH was released *dramatic gasp* in 1999 yes thats right MOH was the first game to ever bring ww2 in to such refinment for a shooter

Dude what about Wolfenstein? That did WW2 (well Nazi's anyway) way before MOH. And what about Rise of the Triads? Wait, forget that one, I might just be the only person outside of the development team that ever played that DOS shareware masterpiece.

But... RoTT was set on San Nicolas Island, not in Germany and you were fighting a cult, not Nazis. Its original intention was to be a sequel to Wolfenstein, but that's not how it turned out, however. *Still has the CD for Rise of The Triad: Dark War*

*EDIT* I was just reading the wikipedia entry for RoTT and apparently Apogee are going to look at doing a reboot for RoTT. I don't know any more about it (apparently there will be news coming "soon"), but if it comes to PC I am so ****ing buying it.

Kodlak:
Guessing EA are using the ' if you can't bet them, copy them' motto.

This motto certainly didn't do Infinity Ward any harm when they copied Medal of Honour...

Furburt:
I'd happily play an Iran-Iraq war game.

As fun as it would be, you know they won't for a long while because of modern controversy. If the game does well (statistically speaking), it can be reletively ignored MW2's "No Russian" mission was an example of this.

Anyways, this game just looks like bandwagon following. Anyone willing to bet it usues the cliches of other MoH games?

GamingAwesome1:
Greaaat..... another boring as fuck brown WW2 game that we are desperately trying to get rid of.

I hated MOH and I'm willing to bet I still will. It's just so.....boring.

Lol. Your avatar says: Never Underestimate The Stupidity Of Idiots. It's completely right! What's ironic, though, is how you make yourself look like an idiot by not even reading the article.

OT: I'll with-hold judgment for now. It's too early to say whether or not this will be a good game, which is what you guys should remember instead of saying that it's just trying to rip-off Modern Warfare. How much information do you guys have on this game? Is it enough to determine that it's a rip-off? No? You don't? You're just guessing? Alright, then! I submit that you should buy yourselves duct tape until we -do- get more information.

its nice to see two different studios making the single and multiplayer parts of the games

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