While Medal of Honor: Warfighter continues to get whipped by the critics and fans, the NAVY is also coming down hard on the soldiers who acted as military consultants for the unpopular shooter.
Seven members of the legendary SEAL Team Six, one of whom was present on the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, have been reprimanded on the grounds of divulging classified information. Medal of Honor built its hype on promising real soldiers providing the writing and techniques used in the video game, but something tells me these highly trained operatives should be a bit more careful when spreading around their secrets.
And they should make a better video game out of it too.
The SEALs will most likely be removed from the line of duty and be docked to half pay for two months. Deputy SEAL Commander Rear Adm. Gary Bonelli believes the punishments are justified.
“We do not tolerate deviations from the policies that govern who we are and what we do as sailors. The non-judicial punishment decisions made today send a clear message throughout our force that we are and will be held to a high standard of accountability.”
Freelance information and work from professional soldiers is a great idea, but was costing the most invincible fighting force in the world several good soldiers who served their country really worth it? Was it worth it for Medal of Honor: Warfighter? True, the buck stops with the soldiers who are at fault, but EA should also be more careful with their contracts in the future.
[via Chicago Tribune]