EALA and DICE fuse for Afghan Medal of Honor

EALA and DICE fuse for Afghan Medal of Honor

By Rob Crossley

December 2nd 2009 at 6:23PM

EA moves to directly compete on Infinity Wardâ??s grounds

Electronic Arts is resurrecting the dormant Medal of Honor franchise with the new project being co-developed by two of its subsidiary studios – EALA and EA DICE.

The project’s new set up is a telling sign of EA’s commitment to compete more directly with Activision and Infinity Ward.

Stockholm-based EA DICE – the company responsible for the acclaimed Battlefield series – will be handling the new game’s multiplayer.

The single-player campaign will be built at EALA with some of EA’s most decorated execs overlooking the project. The project will be overlooked by general manager Sean Decker, executive producer Greg Goodrich and senior creative director Rich Farrelly.

And, as another sign that the Medal of Honor series will compete far more directly with Call of Duty, this new project will fix on modern warfare – specifically the current campaign in Afghanistan.

“When we first set out to reinvent Medal of Honor, we wanted to stay true to its roots of authenticity and respect for the soldier but bring it into today’s war,” said Goodrich in a statement.