EA has responded to UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox’s damning comments regarding Medal Of Honor’s Taliban multiplayer element.
Commenting to BBC News, a spokesperson for EA has defended their game by stating that players aren’t actually able to kill British soldiers. Being a military shooter set in the current Afghan conflict, this is somewhat hard to swallow. So maybe EA could clarify a little further…
No British troops feature in the game.
So I guess Fox’s claim of the game being un-British holds up. Having said that, Fox’s position as Defence Secretary, a role that has him regularly meeting soldiers and their families, makes his stance a little more understandable. The Department for Media, Culture and Sport has released a statement reminding that Mr. Fox’s views are his own and refers to Medal of Honor’s BBFC 18 plus classification.
There is a ratings system in place which exists to categorise games appropriately, in this case the game in question is rated 18 so should only be sold to, and played by, adults.
Medal of Honor remains due for release on 15th October.