The developers of the upcoming Medal of Honor game have been crushed due to their controversial judgment to allow players to fight for the Taliban in its multiplayer option. Even though they knew it was coming, they still commented that it hurt them dearly.
“I don’t understand why it came when it did but it came and it hurt. It was a morale hit and everything,” says executive producer Greg Goodrich. “Our intentions have never been anything but honourable and this Medal of Honor game is no different than any Medal of Honor game that has come before it, in that regard, in our intent and our tone. But because, on a character selection screen, three of those characters were called Taliban, that caused a problem and that’s what everyone focus on, Everything else that we’d done kind of went away and everything else that we’d talked about and they weren’t looking at the entire piece and the entire message.”
Although the idea of playing as a Taliban was an awful decision they made, Goodrich says he persists that fans who are observant will understand that it is actually a tribute to the soldiers rather than an insult to the USA. Despite the addition of the Taliban, I am still looking forward to playing this game, but I hope people will learn that the Taliban option is not a taunt.