EA is bringing back real-world veterans for Medal of Honor: Warfighter,
its follow-up to 2010's Medal of Honor
reboot, USA Today
reports. Rather than use their knowledge to recreate the events of any single campaign -- such as killing Osama Bin Laden
-- they're helping shape a game focused on a new threat called PETN.
It's a recent tool of terrorism; a deadly explosive agent called pentaerythritol tetranitrate
. "It's a very real world threat that the guys are faced with keeping off our shores and out of our shopping malls and train stops," says Greg Goodrich, who returns as producer at Danger Close.Warfighter
will focus mostly on Preacher and Mother, two SEALs seen in the previous game. The Tier One operators who helped script the campaign are meant to humanize the soldiers, providing us a glimpse of their home lives and the repercussions of their lifestyles.
"It is meant to be entertaining, and we hope people really enjoy that, but in the process there's a lot of misconceptions that will be stripped and there's a lot of clichés that will be destroyed," said Nate, one of the mysterious Tier One operators and co-writers of Medal of Honor: Warfighter
. "And there's a lot of humor that will be injected. But at the end of it you hope people get a sense of 'Wow this is not who I thought these guys were.' They are very likable, very approachable, very family-oriented guys."