The previous Medal of Honor title that was released in 2010 caused a stir over the inclusion of the Taliban, who gamers could assume the role of and combat the US forces – this was deemed disrespectful to US soldiers. The game’s executive producer, Greg Goodrich has now revealed that he almost resigned from his position because of the backlash.
CVG report that Goodrich described told Games Master how he was caught in the middle of the controversy and that he wrote a letter of resignation on at least two occasions.
“Having to deal with the secrecy of these communities, keeping their reputations intact and holding their livelihoods in the palm of my hand – not even having earned the right to yet… then having that break out!
“There were a lot of things going on. There were two specific incidents when I decided I just couldn’t do it… Everything that these guys have built and lived for over the last 15-20 years of their careers is now in my hands. I took that very seriously and had a lot of sleepless nights and did a lot of staring at my ceiling thinking ‘what have I gotten myself into?'”
EA reportedly calmed the situation and admirably went on to raise money for the families of soldiers.
Goodrich is again collaborating with Tier One operatives for the sequel – Medal of Honor: Warfighter.