Xbox 360 Medal of Honor MP beta delayed

E3 2010: EA pushes online test for Afghani-set FPS on Microsoft's console to later in the week, promises extended trial window.

LOS ANGELES--Electronic Arts devoted a substantial chunk of its 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference on Monday to Medal of Honor, its long-awaited Afghanistan-set installment in the shooter franchise. And as has become de rigueur for first-person shooters, Medal of Honor will feature a suite of online multiplayer options, with EA showing off an 18-player online bout set in a besieged Afghani town.

Closing out the presentation, EA announced that the game's multiplayer beta testing period will open up on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on June 21. Unfortunately, that date won't be holding true for gamers on Microsoft's console. According to the official Medal of Honor Web site, the Xbox 360 version has been pushed beyond June 21, though EA still plans for it to launch that week.

Medal of Honor's multiplayer beta deployment on the 360 has been delayed.

"The Medal of Honor beta for the Xbox 360 is delayed, but it is expected to be available next week," the site reads. "We are extremely disappointed about this, but want to assure you that we are dedicated and determined to delivering all of you this awesome multiplayer experience as soon as possible."

EA went on to note that as a result of the delay, it would be extending the multiplayer beta test. Though, again, the publisher was light on specifics as to when the beta is now expected to end. The publisher also affirmed that the PS3 and PC testing windows are still expected to begin on June 21, with Battlefield: Bad Company 2 preorderers gaining access on June 17.

For more on Medal of Honor, check out GameSpot's E3 preview.

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Goldrock
Goldrock

You do relize CoD was spun off of MoH too begin with alot of people who worked on the original MoD's split off and created the CoD series just sayin.

benny32
benny32

I'm really looking forward to trying the beta but i'm bitterly disappointed and worried by the apparent lack of concern for 360 gamers, the pc and ps3 are already getting patched and we don't even have access yet! not impressed and worried how lazy they will be for the final game.

ballplayers-2-3
ballplayers-2-3

i really think that medal of honor is going to be better that cod black ops because it is a reboot to the franchise and will include different gameplay unlike cod which most of the times look the same.. i really hope they change the hud system in call of duty because it's been the same for like 4 straight games now

motogomd
motogomd

This game is not a copy cat of COD. For one the MOH series has always been about a war that actually took place. Not some made up bullcrap with a bunch of glitch problems. That being said I cant wait for the beta, the explosions look real on this thing. And last but not least I dont think Dice was using the frostbite engine because the engine is a trademark to the battlefield games.

metalkid9
metalkid9

I love the frostbite engine. it looks amazing in every single game.

rooster0567
rooster0567

@ckynick254 mmmm okay... thanks for your opinion it really changed my mind about the game! NOT!!!!!!! :D

Darth-Sifh
Darth-Sifh

" with Battlefield: Bad Company 2 preorderers gaining access on June 17. " I didn't know that. YES!

KTfreak4Jesus2
KTfreak4Jesus2

i almost won a code. till i got ripped off kinda look like COD MW2. they must have upgraded frostbite to like the one that Infinity Wards uses

ckynick254
ckynick254

@rooster0567 that game is a joke worst then the first although zombie killing in there is fun

rooster0567
rooster0567

on the bright side.... hey crackdown 2 demo came out today! ha

MohammedMusfa
MohammedMusfa

@Goldrock: You r right i m not gonna buy it...

yemal
yemal

well yeah, it was the same company that did bbc2. and besides, it would be very hard to make a game that isnt like mw2 or bbc2. theyve basically set the boundarise for good online shooter games, and anything else is just inbetween

Masked_Man
Masked_Man

it is kind of a bummer that it has turned out way to much like BBC2 and a tad like Mw2 i suppose...

Acid_Kenobi
Acid_Kenobi

@7:40 roughly, even the interviewer calls it 'modern warfare'... come on guys!

Acid_Kenobi
Acid_Kenobi

Beta is absolute rubbish, total MW2 clone... Dice let me down on this one!

Boblehead2008
Boblehead2008

i hope its a little more fast paced than bc2 not too much though i dont want another cod game

Flint247
Flint247

I only have a 360 out of the systems mentioned. CRUD! I can wait, though. :P

NoX5
NoX5

this game will be fun for the first couple of weeks it's out and for the time they have the demo out. I can promise you ALL though that this game will turn into a laggy unplayable pos after that time period. It happens with all EA/Dice games. They use nice expensive servers to host the games on to suck up all the money they can get.. then switch them over to garbage low quality servers. Then when the game all the sudden becomes unplayable and people are like WTF?... they pretend there's nothing wrong and it's "your skill" thats the problem. You've been warned....

jeffv547
jeffv547

@whoever gave me the thumbs down, I hate you.

Goldrock
Goldrock

Dont like it dont buy it its that simple instead of crying about it.

jeffv547
jeffv547

I have very negative feelings toward the direction they are taking this series. I will shut up now.

jeffv547
jeffv547

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mynameisjake16
mynameisjake16

this game looks sick. dice made a wide open strategy shooter (bfbc2) and now they get to make a close combat game. a lot of people didnt play bfbc2 because there wasnt enough fast paced close action for some people, this is their response to that. stop complaining this game will be fun.

Gsai64
Gsai64

The whole "modern" shooter thing is getting a little repetitive, I think I'll go with an RPG like Fable 3 when I get the chance.

Fusco1980
Fusco1980

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Fusco1980

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Fusco1980

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mrsniper83
mrsniper83

Oh well, im glad i have both ps3 and Xbox 360

True_Chaos_UK
True_Chaos_UK

@Gelugon_baat I doubt Microsoft would be behind a few day delay on a beta of EA's game because they wont put kinect support on an FPS wich is due out in a few months. Maybe its down to server problems or the EA deal Sony has who knows ?

capthappy8p
capthappy8p

im tired of arcady style twitch shooters that MP has the RAMBO effect each player is runnin by themselves trying to kill the enemy without using much tactics. If i wanna play a rambo style tourny shooter id play UT3. But i want more teamwork in games like Bad company 2

Chico_Azteca
Chico_Azteca

might play it, but i'm just fed up for now with generical shooters for now

cjasko94
cjasko94

You guys say "MoH is basically BFBC2 but in Afghanistan" YET Every call of duty game isn't the same??! where's the logic in that.

buyerorseller
buyerorseller

all it is battlefield bad co with new face, dice fix the lag cause at the end the game will loose

MAKRYS07
MAKRYS07

how do i get access to the beta without preordering the game, or being a vip with bc2?

VIRGIN_ISLANDER
VIRGIN_ISLANDER

Well, this further confirms my suspicions. EA is suddenly showing the ps3 some love...lol

Coordin
Coordin

@Haseo106 from how the article reads its a publisher aka EA fault for the late Beta not Microsoft.

Haseo106
Haseo106

Xbox360 finally gets something COOL: EXCLUSIVE LATE BETA :) This is one of the reasons why Xbox360 sucks.........

silverdoe
silverdoe

Next games from EA might be PS3 exclusives! SONY has paid a lot! =.=

Suly_K
Suly_K

where can u get the beta codes, if you havent preordered the game

icekids
icekids

Sony rules MoH better on PS3 Portal 2 better on PS3 Dead Space 2 better on PS3 Crysis 2 better on PS3 PM Rocks Gt5 only on PS3 Steam Servers only on PS3 OMFG,,,PS3 FTW ^_^

IrishBulldog93
IrishBulldog93

@RedSoxfan67 ye me to i don't get it at all ?? gamespot are too busy at the moment and i think there forgetting some details ??

icepickiii
icepickiii

dont worry the servers will be so overloaded that nobody will really get to play much until like a week later.

Smasher4ya
Smasher4ya

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RedSoxfan67
RedSoxfan67

I still dont understand, am I able to play in the beta if I have a bf vip code if I didnt preorder medal of honor

Jedi_Lord_Hoth
Jedi_Lord_Hoth

As an Xbox Gamer I have to say that visually this game looks exactly like COD down to the Font. Which is sad, because I hate COD. Hopefully the gameplay will be more real to life then COD was.

hampton2003
hampton2003

ow well, they really drop the ball on this one. First problem was the the retail stores dont know/have the beta codes yet, and now we have to wait anyway even if we preordered online to get our codes. They are getting the beta ready last minute and when problems occur there isnt enough time to fix it to meet deadline.

draudn
draudn

I don't think this game will really bring anything new to the genre, which is sad. But it might do every old aspect of the genre well, like Killzone 2 did.

tbs76
tbs76

Yeah...Sony has been really brown nosing EA at this years E3. Maybe its because Microsoft has been shoveling money at Activision for everything COD. Sorry, Activision but this is one COD fan that is jumping ship to MOH. Now take that and stuff it into your PERK box.