EA was making game based on Iraq war, canned it, says THQ’s Bilson

Tuesday, 10 August 2010 10:41 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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THQ publishing boss Danny Bilson’s revealed EA was making a game based on the Iraq war. “Was” being the operative word.

You see, before the land of Saints Row and Darksiders came calling, Bilson was at EA as an exec. And in that time, this was one of the games he oversaw.

Until it was binned, obviously.

“When I worked at my former company [EA], I had to go to the UK in the middle of the Iraq war and try to talk to them about a game that we never wound up finishing – it was well built up – that was that stuff, right?,” he told CVG.

“Remember, even in America you’re split 50/50 on this stuff.”

He added: “You go overseas, and if you’re an unconscious American, you walk into a wall. Or you just don’t sell.

“This is a human story. It’s not an American story. And it absolutely will expand beyond the States in future.”

The closest a game has come to an Iraq situation from EA is Medal of Honor, which is based on the Afghanistan war.

That releases in October for PS3, 360 and PC.

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