New Medal of Honor confirmed

Executive producer Greg Goodrich reveals hinted-at sequel is indeed in the works.

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When Medal of Honor was released last October, EA was a little worried by its less-than-stellar reviews. (The critical scores were actually blamed for the megapublisher's stock price slipping.) However, four months later, the game has shipped more than 5 million units, making it a bona fide hit.

A new Medal of Honor has now been confirmed.

So it should come as little surprise, then, that a second Medal of Honor is in the works. The sequel is being once again developed by Danger Close Games, the sub-studio of Electronic Arts' Los Angeles campus. In a post on the official Medal of Honor website, executive producer Greg Goodrich announced the sequel, which had been hinted at by a job listing last month.

And that's about all that is known about the game, which is a follow-up to a title that touted its realism over the over-the-top atmosphere of recent Call of Duty games. The older title, which rebooted the formerly World War II-set franchise, was set during the early days of the still-ongoing Afghan War, giving a possible clue to the sequel's location. The game followed Tier 1 Operators, the elite commando group that was at the forefront of the US invasion of Afghanistan. Many of the levels were based on real-life battles or enemy engagements, and the game was made with the input of real-life ex-Tier 1 Operators and the US Army.

For more information on the most recent Medal of Honor, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

472 comments
filaria
filaria

they should run it on frostbite than UE3.. guns felt much better in the MP than the SP.. we need a longer campaign too..

BasicLogic
BasicLogic

Something that should be brought to MOH, a game that cares about campaign, is even more improvements and innovations to the campaign. Why compete with COD over something you aren't that good at when you can rise above COD focusing on your strong points? A longer, even better than the first campaign could really help MOH. Maybe they could even have co-op campaign.

BLADE7715
BLADE7715

@jhombi Clearly you havent seen war. A standard M4 (depending what type of bullet used) has enough power to shoot a big chunk of someones head off when shot in the head. The M249 and M60 has enough power to rip someone to shreds. Ive played almost every game out there, i know whats realistic an whats not. Its not all about whats in the game how it shoots or whatever. Its the feeling when running, when shooting , the feeling in the game if its as close to in real life is realist. Almost every game designer knows this. Those who dont think so hmpf well, tells me you know nothing of reality

DrJoeystein
DrJoeystein

Despite the fact that last year's Medal of Honor wasn't very innovative, I still think the series has a lot of potential. Hopefully Danger Close learned their lesson from the first one and are making a better sequel.

harethhalo
harethhalo

I hope this game will be great not like the last one was a big failure and did not compete black ops so maybe this game will get my attention

widdowson91
widdowson91

''However, four months later, the game has shipped more than 5 million units, making it a bona fide hit.'' Medal of Honor may have commercially been a hit, but that doesn't stop the game been totally rubbish. I was kinda looking forward to playing it because I like the original Medal of Honors, but I was very disappointed.

dtheoeyes
dtheoeyes

hopefully this game come with a strong and long single player mode . . .

Raxyman
Raxyman

@thanatosser I dunno, nowadays it seems we're being bad treated as customers, i really hope there'll be an second ME, but if dice decides not to do it could be better to change hands, it could develop an experience to another producer and at least having something looked alike with new levels. Even so, when Spyro and Crash Bandicoot changed hands it was catastrophic, so,in the end, i'm waiting for dice making it.

cube-gage
cube-gage

forget afghanistan or iraq. Whats wrong with WW1, Philipines, Korea, Proper vietnam game, the countless wars throughout africa, The Rhodesian Bush war, Asia, Middle east and latin america. The Falklands, Panama, Northern Ireland (and not a biased anti British game please). Or how about an alternate reality game in which the cold war never ended and the soviets stormed through germany. Or afghanistan but from the Soviet red Army point of view. Ore a game with multiple sides like COD used to have Soviet, British, Polish, American levels in the campaign etc. Please we do not want a "modern warfare" clone. And how about it was a free roam game? Like it for example the falklands war and you can explore the whole island and can commandeer motorbikes and cars. I know its called MOH which kind of means youve got to have american main story but bend the rules and make a great game.

sabas10
sabas10

AWESOME! Another terrible game as EA milks it out to death! However folks, be positive! In 2 years MoH will be scrapped and another shooter will take it's place, until that has been milked out... Just don't touch your partners and DICE, EA! Otherwise you will die!

01-cannon-mpc
01-cannon-mpc

I did enjoy the singel player and still enjoy every now and then a few games of MOH MP.

kevinsdb
kevinsdb

As long as DICE isn't involved in the development of this game I'm happy.

zicolofoo
zicolofoo

I hope this time they can give us something more unique and not to have the COD shadow.

thanatosser
thanatosser

@Raxyman lol, im not literally saying that its like real warfare, I wish they could emulate that within the current level of tech, What im saying is that its a more authentic soldiering experience when compared to COD's sprinting super soldiers, the movement in MOH is more limited and your movement is more sluggish, the chatter, mentality and environment is more authentic and I feel it to be a lot more removed from the other FPS franchises, but thats just how it feels to me. but YES there isnt enough game there. 2: understood. 3: No bad. 4: Agreed CODBO is still an interesting story, MW aint bad, but its too derivative of other games, I actually like playing it next to World in conflict. 5: Saw a peice on XBL about ME2 being on hold 2 days ago, maybe innacurate though. Lets not judge DICE too harshly until they release BF3, it would be ashame if there was no ME2 but if dice cant or wont do it surley it would be better if someone else did it rather than not at all? And yes, I know what you mean bro, cant post an opinion without a burning in this town.

petemig
petemig

Sweet. Another rushed, half a$s$s, forced, beaten, boring, military FPS that will be riddled with bugs and bring nothing new to this over saturated genre...awesome, can't wait.

Space_Paranoids
Space_Paranoids

Battlefield 3, not MoH or CoD. Just Battlefield 3, all I care about.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

I'm interested. I didn't play the newer one, but I'm still interested.

runarjenssen
runarjenssen

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JimmyFrost
JimmyFrost

Battlefield 3 isn't even out yet, and they have yet another military shooter in the works. It was about 6-7 years ago when it stopped being common practice to support a single game with free dlc and bonus packs in the same amount of time EA will have released four unpolished shooters.

2chase
2chase

Medal of Honor: Paintball

brok
brok

What's that? it's NOT called Underground? You mean you DON'T fight as a woman in the French Resistance? There's only one 'second game' in this franchise, and an 'opposing force' modern COD clone just ain't gonna cut the mustard.

grant4500neo
grant4500neo

"So it should come as little surprise, then, that a second Medal of Honor is in the works." I think people forget that Medal of Honor was a series back for the PS1 and PS2 before the 2010 release

justcool2
justcool2

in the last medal of honour, where were all the awesome-lookin weapons that were in the trailers and TV ads? :/

jrjcobra
jrjcobra

multiplayer was a lilttle bit meh and sp was WAY too short. I liked the game but the shortcomings were pretty bad so you didn't get much outta the game.

azurik15
azurik15

New cod and Moh;No thanks...

abz1
abz1

If they can get the multiplayer right, and not take themselves too SERIOUSLY!!! then hopefully for once we could have a proper rival to CoD.

mutley89
mutley89

Another Medal of Honour game? did not see that coming

chechak7
chechak7

MOH have agood chance to make better MP game but cod always have 2 steps farther

Reilly86
Reilly86

I just hope they fix the multiplayer. The main problem (apart for respawn in front of the enemy) is that they let the team behind Battlefield make it. Their Multiplayer works best on a large map like it is on Bad Company where as when it is made smaller like on MoH it just felt wrong. I am getting bored now of every year the only game worth playing online is CoD as it has no real rival for online. Many have come close like Battlefield and Team Fortress but they never deliver the same amount of fast paced game play. Come on EA, blow Activision out of the water and seal the fate of its downfall with a better online game and a better single player campaign then CoD. Oh and let Respawn Studios make it.

DarkPhobia777
DarkPhobia777

I actually really liked medal of honor more than a lot of other titles that came out last year. Granted, the gameplay felt like just another call of duty title but because of the setting, graphics, tactical accuracy and overall style, it felt more true to life than just another action game. I could take it a lot more seriously than any other shooter available. The gameplay was flawed but Im confident this will be improved in time.

Gammet25
Gammet25

The original reboot game was just TOO alright.. Nothing so magnificently awesome. Just ok. For the genre of FPS they gotta start thinking outside the box if they want this to work.

Kiazen
Kiazen

@Gelugon_baat Early Adopters-->Word of Mouth---> sequel sells better Dead Space 2 and Warcraft 2 come to mind.

Raxyman
Raxyman

@Accuracy158 I've been doing that with most of 50$ or 60$ games, unless it's a real cool game.

Raxyman
Raxyman

@thanatosser Clarifying a bit, discussing, not arguing 1- Seriously, do you think Akghanistan war is like that game? The point is, no one know how this war's happening, there's nothing worse related to a war that the truth, after all, only now we're being shown truths about WWII. For short, the old MoHs had a more real feeling than this new game. 2- I didn't said wii, i said World War 2 (wwii), MoH series was world war 2 ever since this "flaw" on the series 3- I didn't know that, my bad. And then that means EA was going MP frenzy not DICE. 4- As i said, i'm not a fan of cod, but Black Ops story enters the well made story (unlike MW) 5- DICE said he can't do ME2 for charity for the fans, ME sold over 2 million copies. Do i need to say more? The minor stall is already saying "Screw everyone that liked that game, i couldn't get another yacht to my collection then i won't spend money on the next one". In the end everyone has their opinions, everything i said doesn't have to convince you, but what DICE made with Mirrors Edge and another story about people asking about adding Xbox 360 controller support to BBC2 is a fact, DICE is simply that arrogant kid spoiled by it's fathers, soon enough it will be left alone, it's happening with Square Enix, mistreating your clients is a sure-fire way to cripple a business. BTW thank you for keeping on the level, it's getting harder and harder to people talk instead of quarrel.

Accuracy158
Accuracy158

I might pick up another MoH but only when it goes down to twenty dollars or so.

AnimeNutJill
AnimeNutJill

I loved Medal of Honor so I'm excited about another one. I juss hope they focus on making a great & lengthy campaign mode cuz that was it's biggest flaw.

deltamirage
deltamirage

@Sendmn23 It's simple. Even though this most recent MoH fell flat IMO. There is a massive amount of potential there.

FBIoh3
FBIoh3

speaking from a pc gamer perspective only: if it wasnt for Medal of Honor games and expansions, call of duty wouldnt be what it is. anything after cod:uo was worthless. couple of hours of play, then lose interest. thats why i cant wait for BF3.

chaoskingdom
chaoskingdom

Or you can just pirate the CoD games, that will show activision.

Sendmn23
Sendmn23

my only comment to this thread is more of a question...*raises eyebrow* WHY?

wbezuidenhout
wbezuidenhout

@tequilasunriser, I agree totally, and the really sad part of it? It's the gamers who buy anything with 'Call of Duty' in the title that have helped create this situation. They have shown that the majority don't care about a big campaign. From a business perspective, if I notice my competitor is releasing game after game using a mildly tweaked engine and a 5 minute campaign and people are buying in record amounts, I'd be pretty stupid to stick to my slow release schedule with massive single-player campaigns. Why waste time and money focusing on something that's clearly not on gamers' priority lists when you can just re-use your engine (Tweaked a bit), create a few new skins and maps and release another 'new' game at full price? If you disagree with me, please try to think of the last shooter with a massive campaign that sold half as much as MW2, and then think of MW2 and Black Ops and the example they set.

big-boss-91
big-boss-91

it was a good game but i felt cheated out of £30 when the campaign only lasted 4 hours. I want a proper game!! make the game lengthy like killzone 2!

AirBizkit89
AirBizkit89

the makers of this game all they have to do is look right here and they will c every1 saying go your own way or you will be broke.

calum1984
calum1984

@jadefury27 homefront plays almost the same as CoD minus larger maps.

monkeypukefight
monkeypukefight

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jadefury27
jadefury27

@Muteki_X : well said.The moh series needs to make its own way and not try to compete with cod. honestly these type of shooters are getting old, i think that homefront might be the last original war type shooter we see for a while. eventually the war based fps genre is gonna bust like the music genre did.

killeroo
killeroo

how about something original?!?!? i no i forgot this is an EA game