Medal of Honor 2: Developer identity disclosed
After news about a possible Medal of Honor sequel started floating around the Internet, it’s been confirmed that a sequel is under development and more importantly, the identity of the developer has been released. Danger Close is the development company handling Medal of Honor 2. This is not going to be an easy feat since the development involves creating a robust sequel to what is essentially a “reboot” of the franchise. Medal of Honor is a much storied franchise that spans over 12 years–the first title in the series was launched in 1999 and it has played quite a role in the development of military first person shooter games. Although the Danger Close name might seem new, it’s actually a reconstitution of the developers of the first title in the series. ack then, Danger Close went under the name of DreamWorks Interactive. Which makes sense since Steven Spielberg was the creator of the Medal of Honor franchise. Dreamworks is a Spielberg company.
While Medal of Honor ran into some controvery for its portrayal of the Taliban, Danger Close seeks to reassure observers, critics, and fans alike that the sequel will reflect a development that takes in their feedback. And boy was there a lot of feedback.
No less than EA, the game’s publisher, head honcho Patrick Soderlund weighed in on Medal of Honor in November 2010 saying that the game didn’t meet EA’s quality expectations. Quite an indictment coming from your own publisher. This development team definitely has its work cut out for it.