Gred Goodrich, who is the leading designer working at developer Danger Close, has acknowledged that the Medal of Honor series he is working on is dogged by controversy and suggested that the phenomenon might be linked to the team’s commitment to authenticity.
Speaking to VG247, he stated, “Controversy loves MoH, I guess. I don’t know why.”
He then added, “I tried to order that sword from Blizzard, but I didn’t get in on time. You know, I’ve seen the Rambo knife; I’ve seen the Indiana Jones themed bullwhip that they sell at Disneyland. I don’t understand. I don’t. The unfortunate thing is that 100% of the sales of those things were going to go to charity.”
The biggest disappointment for Goodrich is that all the money that the tomahawk promotion could have generated would have gone to charity and that this opportunity was lost because of the way the press and the public reacted to the initiative.
Since then, Danger Close
, together with Electronic Arts and with Sony Pictures, have announced another charity-oriented initiative linked to the Zero Dark Thirty map pack for Warfighter.
The two companies have pledged to give at least 1 million dollars
(783,000 Euro) to charities that are involved with war veterans.
The new map pack is linked to the movie with the same name, which tracks the team of Special Forces which, since 2001, have pursued and then finally killed Osama Bin Laden.
The first Medal of Honor video game was also affected by controversy because the team planned to offer the option of playing as the Taliban in the multiplayer mode.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter will be launched on October 21 in North America and on October 25 in Europe and the game will be playable on the PC, the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.