John Riccitiello, the EA CEO has spoken out about the mass controversy around their upcoming Medal of Honor game, he has reportedly blamed the media for the hype surrounding the game.
Speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference in California he told the atendees that, the controversy “kind of caught me by surprise,” claiming that nobody noticed that one could play as a Taliban soldier “until a journalist decided to put the game box in front of a mom who’d lost her son in Afghanistan to create some controversy.” He continued to point out that he thinks that this “says more about the newspapers than it does the game industry.”
So nobody that would be sensitive to the subject would have noticed the turban around the the middle eastern looking man? Nobody put the pieces together that this was obviously the war in Afghanistan?
The CEO told attendees that EA are “incredibly proud” of Medal of Honor, and that he is convinced that it stayed “well within the boundaries that are good entertainment.”