With EA’s next shooter in the pipeline preparing to come out later this year in October, the developers of the franchise have come under fire due to the decision to include the Taliban within Medal of Honor. Gamers and the media have criticized the company’s decision to include the terrorist group due to their part in the attacks on the United States in September of 2001.
In the latest issue of PlayStation 3 Magazine, producer Patrick Liu discussed the decision and revealed that he understands the emotional issue that may arise from the inclusion of the group.
“I think it is a fair point. We do stir up some feelings, although it’s not about the war, it’s about the soldiers.
“We can’t get away from what the setting is and who the factions are, but in the end, it’s a game, so we’re not pushing or provoking too hard.”
To be honest, DICE could have gotten away from the setting and the factions by including a fictitious faction to replace the Taliban, however, in terms of accuracy, you have to applaud DICE for taking the risk of going ahead with the project as planned.
Will the addition of the Taliban into Medal of Honor sway your purchase plans for the title?