Medal of Honor: Warfighter pits Tier 1 against SAS

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

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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