You know, in reading about how the military was working so closely with the developers, I wondered if this might turn out to be an issue.
According to a CBS News report , seven US Navy SEALs who collaborated with Danger Close on the making of Medal of Honor: Warfighter have been disciplined for their roles.
Apparently, the SEALs, who are all still on active duty, revealed classified information to the game makers. And as a result, the soldiers have been reprimanded and will lose 50% of their pay for two months. The report did not specifically mention what the classified information was, but it seems one of the SEALs was involved in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Well, if I were those guys, I'd feel a little better about this if the game had turned out better.
Warfighter didn't do so well with the critics and EA has said the game fell below their original expectations. I'm not sure the SEALs care much, though; they just lost half their pay for a couple months and besides, they do this sh** for real . Much respect.
Related Game(s): Medal of Honor: Warfighter