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There Will Apparently Be a New Medal of Honor, and it Will Apparently Be Called 'Warfighter'

New OXM issue lets slip the details on Danger Close's follow up to its 2010 Medal of Honor reboot.

If you're the sort of person who simply cannot get enough of video game soldiers fighting video game wars that may or may not closely resemble real life wars and soldiers, then has EA ever got an announcement for you.

No, this isn't a screenshot of Medal of Honor: Warfighter. We don't have any of those yet.

Though the publisher hasn't come out with a press release or anything yet, Game Informer is reporting that the upcoming issue of Official Xbox Magazine unveils EA's latest spin on dudes fighting wars in Medal of Honor: Warfighter.

Developed by Danger Close Games, the team behind the 2010 Medal of Honor reboot that our Jeff Gerstmann was not overly fond of, Warfighter will once again follow a team of Tier One Operators, and will be developed using DICE's Frostbite 2.0 engine, the same used on Battlefield 3. Multiplayer will be built in-house this time around, as opposed to last time, where it was farmed out to DICE.

EA is expected to reveal more of Medal of Honor: Warfighter at GDC next month. Or, you know, you can just pick up a copy of OXM and see all the screenshots and interviews and what have you. That's what it's there for, after all.

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Posted by Alex

If you're the sort of person who simply cannot get enough of video game soldiers fighting video game wars that may or may not closely resemble real life wars and soldiers, then has EA ever got an announcement for you.

No, this isn't a screenshot of Medal of Honor: Warfighter. We don't have any of those yet.

Though the publisher hasn't come out with a press release or anything yet, Game Informer is reporting that the upcoming issue of Official Xbox Magazine unveils EA's latest spin on dudes fighting wars in Medal of Honor: Warfighter.

Developed by Danger Close Games, the team behind the 2010 Medal of Honor reboot that our Jeff Gerstmann was not overly fond of, Warfighter will once again follow a team of Tier One Operators, and will be developed using DICE's Frostbite 2.0 engine, the same used on Battlefield 3. Multiplayer will be built in-house this time around, as opposed to last time, where it was farmed out to DICE.

EA is expected to reveal more of Medal of Honor: Warfighter at GDC next month. Or, you know, you can just pick up a copy of OXM and see all the screenshots and interviews and what have you. That's what it's there for, after all.

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Posted by phuzzybunny

Warfighter? sounds familiar

Posted by spartanzerox

YAY!

Edited by Sinful

Next Up...WarShooter.

Posted by notdavid

How advanced is the warfighting?

Posted by chilibean_3

No thanks, friends.

Posted by Ehker

Call for Honor: Warfighter

Edited by Grissefar

Next up: Medal of Honor: Gunshooter, Medal of Honor: Conflict and Medal of Honor: Military Combat

Posted by Hailinel

So development of the multiplayer is being handled by the same developer as the Medal of Honor single-player that was pretty much universally reviled? What could possibly go wrong?

Posted by JeanLuc

No interest

Posted by Animasta

next game: medal of honor manshoot

Posted by Video_Game_King

@Alex said:

Though the publisher hasn't come out with a press release or anything yet, Game Informer is reporting that the upcoming issue of Official Xbox Magazine unveils EA's latest spin on dudes fighting wars in Medal of Honor: Warfighter.

So Game Informer is basically telling Official Xbox Magazine to piss off :P?

Posted by RandomInternetUser

I really enjoyed the MoH single player, so I'm interested in this... but come on, really? Medal of Honor: Warfighter? Really?

Posted by WiFiPirate

Cause why wouldn't it be? What's next War-Mania?

Posted by ShaggE

War of Dutiful Modern Fighting Combatfield Unleashed: Wrath of Reckoning.

Posted by MeatSim

I will just stick with BF3.

Posted by marcusofadown

Medal of Honor: Dude shooter

Posted by Delta_Ass

Well, I like Warfighters. But I really hope they're advanced. 

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

@WiFiPirate said:

Cause why wouldn't it be? What's next War-Mania?

Haven't you seen the shootmania screenshots? :3

Posted by Eribuster

@Hailinel said:

So development of the multiplayer is being handled by the same developer as the Medal of Honor single-player that was pretty much universally reviled? What could possibly go wrong?

Universally? Personally, the single-player was the most interesting bit of Medal of Honor (2010). And even then it was still a scripted corridor.

It's nice that Danger Close has another chance at making a game because I really liked some of the things in Medal of Honor (2010). I know this has little chance of coming true, but I hope they take Warfighter more in the direction of tactical simulators like the old Rainbow 6 and Ghost Recon games. I really want Danger Close to make good on their mission to deliver an "authentic" military-themed experience. Medal of Honor (2010) still felt a bit too silly at times.

Also, as Danger Close is using Frostbite 2.0, I hope they tone down all the god damn lens flare and lighting effects.

Posted by S0mewh4tD4m4ged

Call of Honored Duty

Posted by MayorFeedback

I'm interested, I enjoyed the Medal of Honor campaign, but yeah, that title.

Tetris: Brickstacker

Need for Speed: Cardriver

Madden: Footballplayer

Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials

At first glance I thought "Warfighter" was "Gallagher".

Missed opportunity.

Posted by Ravenlight

Minecrafter

Batmanner

Kingdomer: Reckoner

Etc(er).

Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish

Warfighter. 
Warfighter 2: Shootyman. 
Warfighter 3: Explodeyshit. 

Posted by normal

Hmm, what can we think of that sort of evokes Warfare?........... War fighter! Wuh Fuh, the money's in the wuh fuh... wub wub wub wubwubwubwub...

Posted by GreggD

I don't get how "Warfighter" is any worse than say, "Modern Warfare".

Posted by two_socks

Warfighter is such a fucking terrible name for a video game. Might as well call the next Mario; Super Mario Platformer.

Posted by jonny_mung

@xobballox said:

I really enjoyed the MoH single player, so I'm interested in this... but come on, really? Medal of Honor: Warfighter? Really?

Yeah apparently 'Soldiershooter' was taken already. Warfighter it is.

Posted by darkjester74

Oh boy! Just what I always never wanted!

So is this like the prequel to GRAW? So its MOH: Not Advanced Warfighter?

Posted by Tim_the_Corsair

The gritty close-combat, urban sequel - Medal of Honor: Kidneypuncher

Posted by graboids

Medal of Honor: Shoot that Guy

Edited by Scodiac

I really enjoyed the campaign in Medal of Honor and I've played through it quite a few times. I think they created some great moments in their first effort so I'm interested to see what Danger Close does next with the series.

Medal of Honor 2 would have been a fine title though. Warfighter just sounds stupid. Is that even a word? Do you mean soldier? Who ever says warfighter? Sounds like broken English.

Posted by CashBailey

What about MEDAL OF HONOUR: KICKPUNCHER

His punches have the power of kicks!

Posted by Chris2KLee

I liked the slightly more realistic campaign of the last MoH, but I hope they took the time to cook up better game with less heavy scripting. Also, something original with multiplayer would be nice. Co-op only multi would do me fine.

Posted by Village_Guy

People please, let us not throw them under the bus just yet.

I think everybody deserves the benefit of doubt.

Posted by DangerousDoctor

All of you making fun of "warfighter" are apparently unaware that this is an actual term used by the US military.

Posted by Beb

@GreggD said:

I don't get how "Warfighter" is any worse than say, "Modern Warfare".

The Call of Duty games up that point where WW2 stuff, so it at least makes sense to let people know that CoD4 is about "Modern Warfare" even if it is not a particularly cool or interesting sounding name. It let you know something new about the game.

Warfighter adds nothing to the title MoH:Warfighter but length.

Posted by alcor741

@darkjester74: Tom Clancy's: Medal of Honor: Basic Warfighter?

Posted by DaBuddaDa

Are these advanced warfighters or just regular?

Posted by GreggD

@Beb said:

@GreggD said:

I don't get how "Warfighter" is any worse than say, "Modern Warfare".

The Call of Duty games up that point where WW2 stuff, so it at least makes sense to let people know that CoD4 is about "Modern Warfare" even if it is not a particularly cool or interesting sounding name. It let you know something new about the game.

Warfighter adds nothing to the title MoH:Warfighter but length.

I realize that CoD4 needed the subtitle, but at this point it's become rather redundant. Also, all of the stuff Danger Close has tried to do since Medal of Honor 2010 was make it a story about the soldier. A personal thing. So calling it Warfighter, singular, is more or less a continuation of what they've been doing all along.

Posted by AngelN7

"No, this isn't a screenshot of Medal of Honor: Warfighter. We don't have any of those yet."

Oh Alex I love your articles.

Posted by Grissefar
@GreggD said:

I don't get how "Warfighter" is any worse than say, "Modern Warfare".

Because MW comes from a time where every shooter took place in 1942?
Posted by Jimbo

Day of Medals: Gun Hero

Posted by mosespippy

Other possible Medal of Honor names/thesaurus entries for 'Soldier' include MoH: Trooper, MoH: Warrior, MoH: GI, MoH: Combatant, MoH: Fighter, MoH: Man-at-Arms and MoH: Serviceman.

Posted by GreggD

@Grissefar: Read my above post.

Posted by Phatmac

Battlefield of Honor: Modern Warfare

Posted by NTM

I'm kind of excited about it, but as much as I like games like Ace Combat, I hope it's not some type of flight game; Warfighter kind of sounds like one. I'm actually kind of interested. The 2010 Medal of Honor had very little replay value, when it came out it was hard to even want to get through so I didn't go through it, until late last year, and I was pleasantly surprised.

It was incredibly short and it didn't necessarily have a satisfying conclusion, but overall it wasn't bad. I think what interests me most about this is that it'll be using the Frostbite 2.0 engine. It's kind of cool, the two underwhelming games of 2010 and 2011, Homefront and MoH, are both getting an overhaul with some of the best graphics engines in recent times.

The least I can say is that I'm somewhat excited to see where these two are headed and I'm hopeful as of right now.

Posted by NTM

@Eribuster said:

Also, as Danger Close is using Frostbite 2.0, I hope they tone down all the god damn lens flare and lighting effects.

No. I thought that was great, and it made Battlefields look stand out (in a good way). Keep it!

Posted by Delta_Ass
@DangerousDoctor said:

All of you making fun of "warfighter" are apparently unaware that this is an actual term used by the US military.

No, we're all pretty aware.
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