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Medal of Honor: Warfighter pits Tier 1 against SAS

Wednesday, 14th March 2012 00:57 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The US Navy SEALs, the UK SAS, and several other notable international special forces will duke it out in Medal of Honor: Warfighter’s multiplayer.

“We’re really excited because we’re doing something a little different with the game. Medal of Honor has traditionally been an American-centric storyline. But talking to the guys, they were always telling us about all these different units that they’ve worked with around the world and how they’re every bit as good as they are and they have a lot of respect for them,” Danger Close’s Rich Farrelly told AusGamers.

“So we thought, what better way to honor these guys than to create a multiplayer game that basically highlights 12 different units of the top of the top of all the militaries of the world – from ten different nations – in a multiplayer game.”

While Farrelly couldn’t give too many details away, he named the UK’s SAS, Australia’s SASR, Poland’s GROM and Germany’s KSK.

“One other thing that I can talk about is that we have a blue on blue playlist that we’re doing,” he said.

“Again, after talking to our consultants, there always talking about improving themselves and measuring themselves up against the next guy and how it makes them better operators. So we thought ‘ok, why not have a kind of blue on blue header’, SEALs versus Delta versus SAS, who’s better? Well let’s find out. Put ‘em in the ring and let ‘em duke it out.”

Farrelly promised the multiplayer will be further detailed at E3 this year. It will be developed in-house; the last Medal of Honor game has DICE-developed multiplayer.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter is due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in October.

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  1. ejams

    This is an interesting new idea which to me seems pretty cool, it’s just the idea of multiple different groups “killing” each other which might cause an uproar to some. Of course to us it’s a game, but to others, it’s a serious offense. Or maybe I’m blowing it out of proportion :)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. sk4r

    @1 Maybe have a paintball mode for those who cry?
    That’s 2 layers of virtual already :|

    #2 2 years ago
  3. stretch215

    Glad to see they’re developing the MP in house. Hopefully it’ll have it’s own flavor.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Lounds

    SAS derr. That pissed me off on MW2, Task force 141, wtf, COD:MW it was SAS.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. YoungZer0

    Not really a fan of blue-on-blue and no specnaz? Really?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    The reveal trailer lists more than 12, but as far as i can see, this is the whole list:
    Tier 1, SEALS, GROM, SFOD-D, SAS, JTF2, OGA, FSK/HJK, S SOG, SASR, KSK, GRUPPA ALFA, ROKN UDT.

    @5
    I’m pretty sure GRUPPA ALFA and SPETSNAZ are more or less the same thing.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    @6: Didn’t know about Gruppa Alfa. Thanks.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. anik_lc

    Lets beat the hell out of CoD this year.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. DSB

    @6,7 Plus, the elite Spetsnaz units usually aren’t included in the “Tier One imaginary society”. Russian military capabilities and tactics have been vastly overrated since the 1950′s.

    The headline is a bit funny though. Pretty much all the percieved “Tier One” units are directly modelled after the SAS. You can’t get much more “Tier One” than that.

    I can’t believe they went with ROKN UDT over the 707th SMB. The White Tigers are supposedly some of the most hardcore soldiers anywhere. Don’t fuck with Korea.

    #9 2 years ago