Jeeps go Airborne

Electronic Arts and DaimlerChrysler sign deal to feature popular vehicles in Medal of Honor Airborne.

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When re-creating a historical period for a game, authenticity can separate the good games from the poseurs. Electronic Arts today announced it is bringing more realism to its Medal of Honor series by signing a deal with Jeep. Several of the Jeep vehicles that were used in World War II will be featured in the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, and Xbox games, scheduled for release in 2007. The Willys-Overland Jeep "will appear for extended, action-packed sequences in several missions." Gamers will be able to use the Jeeps for simple transportation, or they can take control of a mounted weapon and blast away enemies while on the move.

Discussion

42 comments
Sam_Lowery
Sam_Lowery

lol, leave it to EA to find a way to put in game advertising in a WWII game.

kenz
kenz

they should make the game like alllied assualt since after that one they kill the MOH series and lack of support since only one freaking patch came out

andrea120
andrea120

cool now that the willy's jeep is in the game it will be more cool than ever but if it was the best it have to drive a tank ............ but medal of honor is coolest game on earth !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

padejno
padejno

hello people arent we forgeting about the PC

guybiggsl
guybiggsl

I love the series in fact the first Medal of Honor was the first WWII game I had ever played and I have been addicted ever since and I am sure this game will be a hit as well!! I can't wait!!!!

unbiasgamer
unbiasgamer

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unbiasgamer
unbiasgamer

hey why didnt they mention the Wii: featured in the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, and Xbox games on the list of games all they said were

andrea120
andrea120

it seems cool , i hope you can drive a sherman too

WarGameJunkie
WarGameJunkie

I really like this idea. I've actually never been opposed to in game advertising if it's done right. Like if a game that has a setting inside an office building wanted to use a real Coke machine instead of a non-discript soda machine, that would be cool with me. Actually, IMO it might add some realism. The other good thing about in game advertising that's done properly is that with the rising cost of development, in game advertising hopefully will mean those costs aren't passed on to the consumer. If more games found a way to do in game advertising that wasn't redicously out of place so much it made gamers mad, perhaps we could get back down closer to the $50 price point for games again.

Antzstuff
Antzstuff

''PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, and Xbox games'' Yeh, leave the PC out, thanks EA! *end sarcasm*

Writeous
Writeous

im feelin how they are addin authenticity to the game.. Good looks for EA

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Nice to see that games are getting more real but I hope people don't take it too far.

Dude543211
Dude543211

cool, added carnage and mayhem. (If they blow that is)

gamerdude27
gamerdude27

I guess that's kind of cool; should help add some more authenticity to the series.

x-wing20
x-wing20

good thinking on their part

Lazlow1988
Lazlow1988

Maybe they'll license real weapons from the Springfield Armory too. Or maybe John Garand will make an apperance.

D_Mainge
D_Mainge

Any news on tanks yet if there are any?

daveg1
daveg1

sounds good thanks foir the info!

XtremePhsyco
XtremePhsyco

killer as long as my compass doesnt have a jeep sign on it or there's subliminal messages like "thank go jeep delivered these bullets on time. Jeep solid as a rock."

Whitsel
Whitsel

Nice, Will Make A Bit More Replay Value With Weaponized Vehicles!

thisissami
thisissami

now how bout some news about FF VERSUS XIII?

Zaidyn
Zaidyn

This is really how in-game advertising should work. I don't want to see modern bilboards in 1943! Good one on EA.

KamaKase
KamaKase

Awesome, authenticity=brandname support....I like the sound of where this is going!! ...not.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Excellent in-game advertising opportunity.

rykh
rykh

I wonder how much it cost for the deal?

paradyme777
paradyme777

Cool, just saw one of the picture over at xboxyde...looking pretty nice.