Medal of Honor
will launch a PC beta for its Call of Duty-esque multiplayer component
on October 4. The two modes available in the open beta are Sector Control, a territory-grabbing game type, and Combat Mission
. The beta will turn back into an IED pumpkin on October 7.
The beta also appears to be part of a PR campaign in light of the military's sensitivity
to subject matter in the game. EA Games Label Frank Gibeau states, "We also hope that by offering the Multiplayer Open Beta, we can clear up any misunderstanding about the patriotism and respect that are the foundation of this game. The Medal of Honor
franchise has always shown extraordinary reverence for American and Allied soldiers -- this game is no exception."