In the first person shooter genre, Electronic Arts is primarily known for games such as the Battlefield series and the Medal of Honor series. The Medal of Honor series wasn’t doing very well with its World War II setting, especially during a time that saw Activision releasing Call of Duty IV: Modern Warfare. This caused EA to reboot the series with a more modern setting. The first game of the reboot didn’t do very well, mostly because it wasn’t a good game. EA then surprised everyone with the announcement of Medal of Honor: Warfighter. It seems that in a push to boost sales of Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Electronic Arts plans to give people who pre-order the game early access to the Battlefield 4 beta. The promo, first spotted on EA’s own Origin service, has since been taken down and has been replaced with a banner for Battlefield Premium.
EA has now announced that the Battlefield 4 beta is indeed happening, and that it will be happening in fall, 2013. EA also released a trailer for the multiplayer of Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
The announcement was made, perhaps unintentionally, by Dan Sheridan, in charge of marketing of EA UK, who tweeted, “NEWS just in… http://bit.ly/NBFdyk pre-order â€ª#MOHâ€¬ Warfighter & get access to â€ª#BF4Betaâ€¬ “. EA US representatives are yet to say anything. EA had then released a press release about the announcement for the Battlefield 4 beta.
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“Though Battlefield and Medal of Honor Warfighter each offer players a completely unique experience, they are united by their underlying technology base – Frostbite. These are two of the hottest shooters, coming together to deliver a one-two punch of action, intensity and shooter entertainment,” said Frank Gibeau, President of EA Labels in the press release.
Written by U.S. Tier 1 Operators while deployed overseas, Medal of Honor Warfighter is set to deliver this year's most authentic military shooter experience inspired by real warriors, real operations and real places. From rescuing hostages in Abu Sayyaf's stronghold in the Philippines to assaulting Al-Shabaab's “Pirate Town” on the Somali Coast, Medal of Honor Warfighter puts players in the shoes of today's most highly trained and skilled warriors to experience missions that resemble real world terrorist threats. Medal of Honor Warfighter features real world hotspots in the single player campaign and introduces international Tier 1 Operators from 10 different nations in multiplayer allowing players to show their national pride online.
The game is based on the Frostbite 2 engine, which also powers Battlefield 3. This means that the game may look at least as good as Battlefield 3. This also means it will have the awesome environmental destruction that Battlefield 3 had.
“Frostbite 2 is an amazingly powerful technology that challenges us to break the multiplayer mold. The unique premise of global warfighters in Medal of Honor Warfighter has inspired us to pioneer new multiplayer concepts such as Fire Teams and the idea of having Tier 1 Operators from around the world go head-to-head in online competition,” said Greg Goodrich, Executive Producer of Medal of Honor, in the press release.
Developed by Danger Close Games, Medal of Honor Warfighter will be available on October 26, 2012 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
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