Medal of Honor studio hiring for 'unannounced AAA FPS'

Specialty shop Danger Close looking for senior AI gameplay engineer for its next big shooter; MOH2 likely suspect.

Though not a Call of Duty: Black Ops-level smash, the new Medal of Honor proved a solid hit for Electronic Arts, selling 2 million units in less than two months on the market. Now, it appears that Danger Close, the internal studio behind the realistic first-person shooter, is gearing up for another mission.

A Medal of Honor sequel may already be in the works.

According to a job listing on Gamasutra, Danger Close is "seeking a Lead Gameplay Engineer to work on an unannounced AAA first person shooter title. The title is early in development so this is an opportunity to be a key player on this major title." The description goes on to say that previous development experience on an Xbox 360 or PS3 game is required for the position.

Though EA had not commented on the matter as of press time, it is likely that the project in question is a sequel to the first Medal of Honor. Danger Close was formed as a substudio of EA Los Angeles specifically to focus on the single-player aspect of the reboot of the venerable shooter series. The multiplayer aspect of the game was handled by EA DICE in Sweden, developer of the Battlefield games, including the recent hit Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

Medal of Honor shipped for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on October 12, 2010. The game's single-player mode featured a realistic portrayal of American forces fighting the Taliban during the early days of the still-ongoing Afghan War. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's full review

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TURK_SOLDIER
TURK_SOLDIER

Medal Of Honor was amazing, great realistc campaign and good multiplayer. Hope they improve the campaign length and the multiplayer in next game.

BigJohnWV
BigJohnWV

Here's a thought, use the resources to fix Bad Company 2 and have more expansions for that or to complete Battlefield 3 instead of pumping out a sequel to a crappy game. Surprised they would do another considered they screwed up MoH, sad DICE got caught up with it and had to work with limited resources.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

"AAA shooter", GOOD GOD I'm tired of seeing this. If it were an AAA game, why do you have to rehash it every &*^#*%& year?

jameslee1997
jameslee1997

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anthonycg
anthonycg

Unannounced AAA = It'll be just like the others and we know you'll still buy it but we better stick AAA to the front so you think it'll be better.

shawn7324
shawn7324

I agree great news, however they need to put more effort in on the next game & make the campaign longer than 3 to 4 hrs. I love the MP & enjoyed the campaign, but my god the length is just pathetic just like Black Ops.

freema
freema

OH boy. Great news. I was kinda afraid there wouldn't be enough FPS games in 2011.

WNxUSA
WNxUSA

Loved Medal of Honor, cant wait to see how this next one turns out. Good storyline and multiplayer for PC by far enjoyable.

ersten
ersten

"I wonder how many of these people who 'hate' MoH have actually played it".. blah blah blah. Jeez grow up a bit! And perhaps it was better when it was played on your console? A poor game, exploring and exploiting all the nastiness of a current conflict, full of clichés and nothing new. A poor story with shocking in-story murders and barely a fight to be proud of. A multi-player worse than one could imagine, the only credibility being that you spend most of the time crawling in the mud or in a gutter. And I've played all the series since the first one, so here you go.

0B3L15k_o_Li9hT
0B3L15k_o_Li9hT

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Fernin-Ker
Fernin-Ker

@gobbo00 No one of my complaints about MoH was the lack of bullet drop, I find laser gun bullets annoying because after years of BF I'm used to aiming above someone at long range, not right at them. X3 And I do agree with the glitches and other issues, but they can be blamed on the Unreal engine as they are the same issues that crop up in most other games using the same engine. As for Flashpoint and ARMA not doing well, it's not simply their "hardcoreness" but the fact that both are easily some of the glitchiest games around. Which is a pity if you ask me, if they had solid engines and more people knew about them they'd be great games.

X-7
X-7

Just a thought... the next game should have some hardcore metal for the music. Like Killswitch Engage or Five Finger Death Punch. Maybe Bullet for My Valentine. Scream Aim Fire would fit well in any game with guns. :D Although, 5fdp's music is more military minded. Heck, they did an Iraq tour a while back.

X-7
X-7

The first MOHdern game was a good singleplayer game, although very short. The multiplayer was just lame. In 4 hours I was already a rank 10 Spec Ops while I also played some of the other classes. lol Not a whole lot to it in terms of maps and gametypes either. This time they need to take the time to make a longer singleplayer camaign with less bugs and a worthwhile multiplayer. Overall it was much better than COD Black Ops. BO was terrible. I got it the day after christmas and I already traded it it.

netter99
netter99

Good game, but if you think this is a game like bad company 2 with good vehicles like helicopters dont get it. The only vehicle in the game was a bradley and it sucked, 2 rpg's and your done. They definately need like a hummer or apache on combat mission which would have made the game a lot better.

tachsniper
tachsniper

something has got to be done different, something has to innovate because the FPS genre is stale as 3 week old Doritos.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

If EA want to make the next MOH stand out, i reckon they should implement the Cover system from R6:Vegas, as in my opinion, this will change the game dynamics, and force you to approach the game in a different manner, although it will remain a FPS at heart, the cover system will throw a 'light weight' tactical element to the proceedings, forcing you to look before you leap, this in itself will differentiate it from almost all other generic Run-n-gun FPS's : ) Only a thought, as i think its gonna take more than a variety of Locals & weaponary to make this shine.

lock445
lock445

TOO MANY FPS SEQUELS

gobbo00
gobbo00

@ Frenin-Ker I never noticed the need to compensate for gravity whlie playing MOH in both singleplayer & multiplayer. It's aimed at the COD players, the sniping mission start sorry no "bullet drop". And on console at least, the lean button was placed in the wrong place. It should of been mapped to the left stick with LB/R1-R2? as sprint (never played the PS3 version). Or better still allow you to map your own buttons! The game in singleplayer is full of bugs, that made me have to re-start on plenty of occasions. And the online aspect when put next BFBC2 & COD BOPS is a poor man's game. And don't know what game it is men't to be gone were tht days I thought were you got two, very different games in the same title. And by that I am looking at Ubisoft with Splintercell & Ghost Reacon. There is nothing "hardcore" in both it's modes, it was rushed with lot's of texure pop-in (you can't blame UR3 engine look at ME2) and only got sales of the back of it's name & DICE's involvement. Hardcore would be Flashpoint & ARMA and these game don't set the sales figures alight.

AStriegel75
AStriegel75

I finally played MoH and although not one of the best shooters I have played it is really far from the worst. I have enjoyed the game very much and have 17 hours in on the MP which (except for the fact there is no kill cam) is really good. YOu know they don't even need a kill cam just point me in the direction of the person that killed me when I die and I'll be happy. Other than that I am really enjoying this game.

mtnjak
mtnjak

I'm one of 10 people on this message board who has played the new MOH and I can say that although it wasn't quite as polished as the COD series, the new MOH was a good game and a nice change of pace from previous iterations of the franchise. Looking forward to see what else they have planned for the series.

pidow
pidow

Some of his review happened to him, I have not in-counter not one problem playing this game on my PC. I personally, think this game was a good game, but needed more of a challenge. He also talks about walls, you are supposed to be on mission, not sightseeing, you are with other's who need your support, not your travel tips.

Fernin-Ker
Fernin-Ker

@warhawk-geeby I think only 2-3 in 10 of the people ragging on a game on message boards have actually played said game.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

I wonder how many of these people who 'hate' MoH have actually played it. It's awesome. Not over the top either.

Fernin-Ker
Fernin-Ker

@gobbo00 They have both to rear a new studio with quite a bit of potential and to revive a venerable franchise to compete with CoD. Granted BF can do so just fine, but it has the rep of being much more "hardcore" than CoD which tends to scare off alot of antsy, twitchy shooter loving buyers. MoH on the other hand is an equally recognizable name but doesn't have the reputation of "you must know proper squad-unit tactics, you must understand bullet drop and leading, you must fire in short precise bursts, you must be able to control objectives and coordinate across very large maps or you will fail completely" like the Battlefield series does. While BF provides the large scale, combined arms battles some crave, MoH seems to be aimed at those who prefer the close quarters, twitchy blood bathes of CoD but with a touch more realism, and whom don't want to resort to the clunky gameplay of Rainbow Six.

gobbo00
gobbo00

Hopefully this is so they don't have to draw DICE away from there own projects. I want BF3 to be perfect come to think of why does EA even need MOH or Danger Close?

kaziechameleon
kaziechameleon

Considering how the last game was more of a D, I can see why they need to hire more people.

mikees1
mikees1

MEDzZ3RO here here mate! Everybody (including me) is getting sick of playing as an American protagonist. CoD has frequently told the wars from all sides, you were never JUST playing as a yank, and thats what pi55ed me off about MoH. They set it in the early days of the Afghan invasion......us British were there from the start in both Afghan' and Iraq. Were we included in the game? nope! I wish games developers would see that the American Army is not the only army in the world!

mikees1
mikees1

ngboy I have more recall of spawning in CoDBO and getting shot the minute i did because i spawned so close to the enemy team than i do in MoH. CoD is rife for that, i actually enjoyed the fact that i would be spawning near my own team in MoH.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Medal of Honour is awesome and does not get the recognition it deserves. It's refreshing to play something different to COD.. and it's actually fun. Quality gaming in my opinion.

shkar
shkar

I still play MOH multiplayer simply because of DICE 's contribution to it (haven't played the single player till now)....... I hope the next project like someone said will be BLACK 2 (best FPS of it's time timeline)....

steelmouth
steelmouth

any news of a new AAA IP is good news, here is to hoping for a new IP but MOH2 will do just fine (NOT ANNUALLY THOUGH PLZ EA)

hyttenhoof
hyttenhoof

@0B3L15k_o_Li9hT you must not know much about how people in the industry rank games technically, even kane and lynch is an AAA title. it's about production and size, not about how highly rated it is by critics.

kool3eat
kool3eat

It's going to be Battlefield 3 I'm betting.

Fernin-Ker
Fernin-Ker

I for one dug MoH. Granted yes it had it's flaws (almost entirely in the single player game) it's to be expected from a new dev team. After all go back and play the early CoDs and you'll see IW wasn't exactly a development powerhouse; no new team is. The multiplayer on the other hand very, to me at least was very enjoyable with the mix of Battlefield like realism (except for the annoying lack of bullet drop over long distances), and CoDs claustrophobic small map blood bathes. Between the two engines I personally hope the next game is done using the the Frostbite engine (either 1.5 like was used in BF-BC and the MoH multi, or preferably the 2.0 engine that is powering Battlefield 3), instead of the Unreal engine as was used for the single player.

aimandshot
aimandshot

well, I hope the next title is "BLACK 2".

ToughCritic28
ToughCritic28

Well Medal of Honor straight up sucked so I can't say I'm optimistic about this. Maybe if it tries to be its own game and not a Bad company 2 clone I'll look into it.

scorpion_great
scorpion_great

meh I'm just gonna wait for either Bad Company 3 or Battlefield 3

JOKER677
JOKER677

Wow this one I'm going to wait out I(like many) were disappointed. Just go see how many people are still online. I will keep it for the Bad Company 3 Beta though

marchantmarjoh
marchantmarjoh

I Agree DeathSeraph13, and please DX10 and 11 support!

DeathSeraph13
DeathSeraph13

i hope MOH2 gets a longer single player campaign.

DevilishStyles
DevilishStyles

As long as they keep ONE engine on board and take their time, it might get the proper praise the first didn't.

natenation87
natenation87

MOH 2? YES PLEASE. I actually enjoyed MOH. And I thought the online was really fun. Sure it wasn't perfect and had flaws but still solid. Bring it on.

kevins3k
kevins3k

Haven't liked any of the FPS this year. Maybe a regular Battlefield with updated graphics would be decent.

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

New medal of honor at early 2012? That would be awesome

PseudoElite
PseudoElite

@dmngamer Did you even play the game? It was in Afghanistan, wow at the intelligence of some people.