Danger Close Changing “A Lot of Things” in Warfighter, Taking MoH Criticism Very Seriously

May 22, 2012 Written by Alex Osborn

Danger Close, the development team behind 2010’s Medal of Honor reboot is set to launch a followup title later this year. Dubbed Medal of Honor: Warfighter, this sequel is set to remedy the issues that gamers and critics had with the original.

The developer has made it clear that the team was not satisfied with the reception of the game, noting that the Metacritic rating was below what they had hoped. In an interview with Games On Net, creative director Rich Farrelly explained that the team plans to change “a lot of things.”

The Metacritic rating was a lot lower than what we would’ve liked. I’m gonna save my comments on what I think about that site, but you know what? It was the best-selling Medal of Honor ever. It came up on 6 million units sold. No one ever mentions that. We’re really proud of that.

Farrelly went on to point out that they’re really pushing to make the Medal of Honor franchise stand out from the competition by focusing their efforts on telling a well crafted story from the soldier’s point of view. For Warfighter, they plan to take it one step further and explore the emotional impact that war has on a family.

This time around, it’s more about family. It’s more about these guys. You know, they’re deployed 300 days of the year. Some of them have wives and kids, and sometimes they can’t even tell their wife where they’re going. Their buzzer goes off, and they have to go. You can imagine the kind of stress that would put on a family; you can imagine what that would do to a marriage over time.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter is set to launch on October 23rd for the PS3, PC and Xbox 360.