Talk of a new Medal of Honor title has been floating around the internet quite a bit recently. News of the obligatory sequel sparked after a teaser in Battlefield 3's manual and today, details have finally surfaced, including the game's name: Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
We had expected Medal of Honor: Warfighter to be revealed in an upcoming edition of PSM3, but it turns out the game was outed by Official Xbox Magazine instead. The game will once again be developed by Danger Close studios, who under went a name change from EA L.A. prior to the release of Medal of Honor.
Details are sparse at the moment, but the magazine reveals that Warfighter will release this October, once again following the story of Tier One Operators, presumably in the Middle East. The game will also have a multiplayer component that will be developed by Danger Close as opposed to DICE (Battlefield 3).
Probably the most notable announcement from today is that the game will run on DICE's Frostbite 2 engine. This doesn't necessarily mean that the game will be full of destructible environments, but chances are it's going to look very pretty.
While there isn't much known about the game at the moment, these details should elicit some excitement. Having the game developed 100% in-house raises expectations that the multiplayer and the single-player components won't feel like - or look like - two completely different games. Medal of Honor's multiplayer was fun, but it was hard to get over the fact that it didn't just play like a scaled down version of Battlefield.
Let's just hope Danger Close has learned their lesson when it comes to the single-player. The final product really seemed to lack the emotional depth that was present in the game's "Leave a Message" trailer and the game was hit by critics citing its campaign as lackluster. The franchise certainly does have potential, and I'd really like to see Danger Close use that to their advantage.
EA will release more details regarding Medal of Honor: Warfighter at GDC this year where DICE and Danger Close Games will both be making announcements during their "Up Close And Personal" presentation.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter releases in October, likely for PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and potentially, the Wii U.