Electronic Art's reboot of the Medal of Honor
series has not been a smooth one. From an underwhelming beta to a full out boycott of the game by a major retailer, EA has finally taken some steps in the positive to rectify the situation.
EA announced on the Medal of Honor website that it has decided to change a small portion of their multiplayer game. Just like every game out there, multiplayer matches were comprised of two forces, each named on a faction from the game's main story. What makes this situation unique is that Electronic Arts was going to name one faction after an enemy currently being combated in the Middle East. That's right, you would have been able to play as the Taliban fighting against Allied forces.
From their website:
[EA has] also received feedback from friends and families of fallen soldiers who have expressed concern over the inclusion of the Taliban in the multiplayer portion of our game. This is a very important voice to the Medal of Honor team. This is a voice that has earned the right to be listened to. It is a voice that we care deeply about. Because of this, and because the heartbeat of Medal of Honor has always resided in the reverence for American and Allied soldiers, we have decided to rename the opposing team in Medal of Honor multiplayer from Taliban to Opposing Force.
Granted the name 'Opposing Forces' is a bit nebulous, it is probably the better move than doing nothing at all. In the end, such a change will more than likely not affect their bottom line.