Speaking at an EA press conference held in London earlier this week, Danger Close’s Rich Farrelly told attendees that they’d “get to play” Warfighter’s multiplayer at E3, before teasing us with the first details on the game’s online competitive multiplayer mode.
Warfighter’s multiplayer is built around something Danger Close calls “Blue vs. Blue team play”, a competitive mode that pits 12 Special Forces organisations from across 10 different nations against each other, including the Polish GROM, the US SEALs, the British SAS and the Russian Spetsnaz.
“Kids growing up in Poland don’t dream of becoming US Navy SEALs,” said Farrelly. “Kids in the UK? They don’t want to be US Marines, they want to serve in the SAS.
“So we’re taking a page out of the FIFA playbook and giving gamers the chance to experience national pride, to play the home time and be the best of the best online.
“How do we do this? We’ve designed something we call ‘Blue vs. Blue’ teamplay. This is good guys versus good guys. This is who would win in a fight: Batman or Superman? It’s a unique take on multiplayer and you’ll get to play it at E3.”
Medal of Honor: Warfighter faces tough competition from this autumn’s other top shooters, including Halo 4 and – presumably – Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
EA claims that it will be the “most authentic shooter ever”.
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