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Medal of Honor: Warfighter revealed, taking on Call of Duty in 2012, EA releases first image

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EA's Danger Close Studios is supposedly working on a new Medal of Honor game, according to an article on Game Informer. The title, apparently called Medal of Honor: Warfighter, is said to be running on DICE's Frostbyte 2.0 engine, following the story of US Tier 1 Operators on an operation to... fight bad guys.

We think. We don't know for sure, but with a title like "Warfighter" it's safe to assume there will be wars fought. Or maybe we'll be fighting wars by protesting them. Now, that'd be a nice change of pace, wouldn't it?

So far that's the only real information we have, besides the fact that the multiplayer is to be developed in-house by Danger Close, instead of sent out to DICE as it was with the last version.

This is all apparently coming out of next month's Official Xbox Magazine, which should be hitting newsstands in the near future with screenshots, more details on the game's campaign (which we're praying is better than Battlefield 3's), and a full unveiling of the multiplayer. Probably. Or you can wait until GDC, when we expect to see the game and find out how EA is planning on taking on Call of Duty in 2012.

UPDATE: EA has since confirmed the game's existence and even released the first image on the Medal of Honor site. Take a look:

Also, our pals at Official Xbox Magazine have elaborated on the reveal of their big cover story. You can read it all here.

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  • e1337prodigy - February 24, 2012 1:22 p.m.

    I'm still waiting for medal of honor to be available for less than a tenner. Has been nearly 2 years since its release and yet it is still £20 on steam.
  • gazzc - February 24, 2012 1:05 p.m.

    Could be good, I always enjoyed MoH MP better than CoD. Hopefully they will take the frostbite engine and actually put it to good use in the single player. With BF3 single player I am pretty sure all they focused on was making something that would look good in trailers to tempt people away from CoD. Now that we know what to expect graphics-wise I really hope they put some effort into making a proper single player campaign instead of a few flashy set pieces. CoD however will have to come up with something pretty special this year if they want my money.
  • c-c-c-combo breaker - February 24, 2012 1:24 a.m.

    I didn't really like how they used the frostbite engine, it just seemed like 'Battlefield: Medal of Honor' to me. Unless they stuck to their WWII heritage, that would've been great!
  • aberkromby - February 23, 2012 6:42 p.m.

    I don't understand the complaints about modern warfare fps games. Let's be honest, this is THE modern warfare fps game. The last MOH was the closest thing I've ever seen to a truly accurate depiction of the war in Afghanistan from any FPS game. The story and setting are set, so all they need to improve now is the gameplay (which is unfortunately lacking in the finer aspects of modern tactical warfare). Oh, and screw multiplayer. I'd rather the focus be on single player with this game.
  • aberkromby - February 23, 2012 6:45 p.m.

    Oh yeah, and screw EA. Danger Close has a budding masterpiece of a franchise here. They need to find a new publisher before EA (inevitably) effs everything up.
  • ParagonT - February 24, 2012 5:25 a.m.

    I believe Operation:Flashpoint is the closest to a realistic shooter. The only problem is that it's so freaking boring that I couldn't even play it anymore.
  • aberkromby - February 24, 2012 9:16 p.m.

    Flashpoint is the closest to a tactical simulation, but it doesn't represent the politics and logistics of the current war in Afghanistan.
  • tymillz102 - February 23, 2012 6:06 p.m.

    So is this EA's new strategy. Medal of Honor one year, Battlefield the following year, etc. They're going to do exactly what Activision does with COD, but everyone will defend them to the death. Oh I can't wait to see all the hypocrites that show their true selves.
  • HamsterGutz - February 23, 2012 5:47 p.m.

    It's not even Medal of Honor anymore.
  • comaqi - February 23, 2012 5:23 p.m.

    Fuck EA and everything related to it. Fuck them forever.
  • ParagonT - February 23, 2012 3:38 p.m.

    The Medal of Honor franchise is a bit stale in my opinion, they need to drop it and spend the cash on a more interesting IP.
  • BladedFalcon - February 23, 2012 3:33 p.m.

    *Yawn* That is all I have to say about this announcement.
  • c-c-c-combo breaker - February 24, 2012 1:20 a.m.

    Someone's bedtime, I think.
  • winner2 - February 23, 2012 2:05 p.m.

    Bets on when the new CoD is announced? Wait, can you even classify it as new anymore? Or even the "next" CoD? Oh well, place your bets!
  • GhostNappa2k10 - February 23, 2012 2:07 p.m.

    I say it'll be April when info is leaked regarding the new CoD, then it will be announced a few days after. Has happened for the past couple of years now.
  • RadicalVoodoo - February 23, 2012 9:02 p.m.

    The next CoD will be made by Treyarch. Treyarch means zombies. Zombies means I'll buy it. Stuck to my guns (no pun intended) on MW3, and didn't buy it.
  • GhostNappa2k10 - February 23, 2012 2:01 p.m.

    What's with the hate for the last MoH? It wasn't a bad game, the problem was it was marketed to beat CoD, which it clearly didn't do. However, in my opinion, it wasn't a bad game at all.
  • tiben36 - February 23, 2012 1:37 p.m.

    could the title be more generic?
  • Imgema - February 23, 2012 1:28 p.m.

    meeeeh, more generic crap.
  • RedHarlow - February 23, 2012 1:10 p.m.

    I'm sick of "modern warfare" games, either we need to go into the past or go into the future. A WWII game would be refreshing, or something like Battlefield 2142, which was badass.

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