Gibeau questions MOH media row

Publishing empire EA says it will not surrender its creative vision to the furore surrounding the upcoming Medal of Honor game.

EA Games president Frank Gibeau told Develop the game is a creative risk”. He said he anticipated controversy, and he asked why films are immune to the denigration games routinely are subjected to.

We respect the media’s views,” he said, but at the same time [these reports] don’t compromise our creative vision and what we want to do. There’s a lot of furore around games that take creative risks – like games that let you play terrorists in airports moving down civilians.

At EA we passionately believe games are an artform, and I don’t know why films and books set in Afghanistan don’t get flack, yet [games] do. Games have been set in Afghanistan before. What’s really important for us is that we partnered with the US military, and the Medal of Honor Society as well. We’ve gone out of our way to produce the best story for the game."

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