EA makes Medal of Honor reboot official, ditches WWII

EA has pulled back the curtain somewhat on their 2010’s Medal of Honor reboot and has announced that, in a very Prince of Persia-like fashion, the new PC/PS3/360 game is simply called Medal of Honor. No Operation Anaconda as the rumors had it subtitled in sight. The rumors did get the setting right however; The new game brings the series to the modern day, will take place in Afghanistan and puts the player in the shoes of a fictional character in the very real Tier 1 Operator, “a relatively unknown entity directly under the National Command Authority who takes on missions no one else can handle.” EA says they’ve been working closely with several Tier 1 Operators since development began and are hoping to deliver the “most authentic modern war experience”.

“The Tier 1 Operator is the most disciplined, deliberate and prepared warrior on the battlefield. He is a living, breathing, precision instrument of war,” says the game’s executive producer Greg Goodrich.

Medal of Honor‘s single-player campaign is created by a hand-picked team at EA’s Los Angeles studios while the online side of things is handled by the multiplayer veterans at Battlefield-creator DICE.

As for assets, all we get for now is a gritty pack shot with the first video debuting, you guessed it, during the VGAs next Saturday. A short, smoke-filled teaser is available below with the pack shot though.