Play Medal of Honor before you judge us, says Danger Close

Tuesday, 12th October 2010 09:44 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Danger Close marketing boss Craig Owens has explained the decision to rename the Taliban to OPFOR in Medal of Honor’s multiplayer.

“The objection was, kind of from an older generation that doesn’t understand games, that the soundbyte was ‘Play as the Taliban and kill US soldiers,” Owens told Joystiq at an event in New York.

“There still is, it seems, a group that’s still a little bit leery of a game taking place around an active conflict.”

He further added: “Really the big thing was playing as a Taliban killing US troops. So we basically just changed it to ‘Opfor’ — which is a term they [the US Armed Forces] use, some of our competitors use — more out of respect.”

Owens says the decision to rename the Taliban in MoH’s MP, developed by DICE, was not down to trying to change the mind of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, who had banned the game from going on sale at military bases.

He further added that people should try the game before you judging it, insisting it has “always been about the respect for the troops,” and that it’s “not about Afghanistan. It’s not about the enemy. It’s about the brother beside you.”

Medal of Honor releases today in the US for PS3, 360 and PC, and launches on Friday in the UK

Reviews go live later today at 2pm BST. Watch the launch trailer here.



  1. Predator2k9

    I played it and have judged… ‘Medal of Honor’ sucks in singleplayer campaign. Have to wait for the servers to play online multiplayer though.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    Online servers are apparently up, according to one top tier UK journo.

    Since Friday, actually.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Freek

    A tier 1 journo? ;p

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    I’m installing it.

    From the multiplayer beta… Multiplayer sucked ass as i said before. I always right on these things that are related to FPS genre.

    Excuses, excuses… No one cares.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. back_up

    Dice laziness can be seen in MOH

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk

    What tier are you, Johnny? How do you progress? Can you level up by grinding? Are there achievements? :-D

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @5 Not DICE laziness, but EA’s stupid decision to get them work on the multiplayer for one year because Danger Close (Army of Two devs) can’t do it.

    EA fuckers.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Johnny Cullen

    I’m highter then Tier One, Blerk.

    Tier Zero. ;)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Freek

    Impressive. I heard you can only unlock that rank by slaying Bobby Kotick. That’s a pretty epic raid.

    Sadely it doesn’t do anybody any good since he respawns to give other people a chance to rank up.

    What gear does he drop?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. LordCancer

    if only you could get your $60 back if you didn’t like it huh?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @10 Why? THERE IS BATTLEFIELD 3 BETA code :D

    #11 4 years ago
  12. LordCancer

    @11 whens farcry 3 come out?

    #12 4 years ago
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    I believe he drops this:

    And yep, I am slacking at work :)

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Freek

    Ha, classy!

    Pretty much everybody here is slacking off.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. DSB

    It’s too bad for Danger Close that it’s looking the way it is. I was actually thinking they’d improved from their last few games.

    @4 LOOOOOOOOOL – Good one, chief. That made my day.

    @13 Awesome :D – Should be shadow damage rather than resistance, though.

    #15 4 years ago
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