Developer DICE recently had its latest creation hit store shelves in the form of Battlefield: Bad Company 2. However, the developer is also working on the multiplayer component for EA’s upcoming title, Medal of Honor. As many of you know, Medal of Honor features a new spin on the series as the design team is bringing the storied franchise into the modern warfare scene.
Today, producer Gordon Van Dyke assured gamers that you can expect an entirely different multiplayer experience with Medal of Honor compared to BF:BC2. Despite the same team working on both products, Van Dyke insists that Medal of Honor’s online component will be its own.
“No. Absolutely not … people shouldn’t expect a clone of Bad Company 2 for Medal of Honor’s multiplayer,” he said in a recent post-mortem. “It’s just like if you went and saw one action movie and then another one came out that year, you’re not gonna say, ‘Oh, I’m not going to go see that one.’ If it was the same director, maybe you’d want to go see that other one even more.”
“…Medal of Honor’s a cool franchise, it gives us the ability to express ourselves through multiplayer in a bit of a different way.”
This is probably for the best considering gamers aren’t going to be likely to shell out $60 for two similar titles within a close time frame. Thankfully, the development team behind the game is standing firm in delivering an experience that isn’t too close to any other in order to validate the purchase for the consumer.