Medal of Honor PC Open Beta Due in October, Hoping to Assuage Taliban "Misunderstanding"

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 24, 2010 6:51am PDT PC gamers will get to sample Medal of Honor's multiplayer in a four-ish-day open beta period starting on October 4, which publisher EA also hopes will help clear up some of the controversy surrounding the Afghanistan War shooter's Taliban playable multiplayer faction.

The open "beta"--whatever that means in these situations--will begin on October 4 and run until 11:59pm PST on October 7. The maps Kunar Base and Shahikot Mountains will be available to play, "inspired by real-world locations" and offering the 'Sector Control' and 'Combat Mission' modes respectively.

Addressing the upset that has seen MoH pulled from GameStop stores on US military bases, EA Games Label president said "We also hope that by offering the Multiplayer Open Beta, we can clear up any misunderstanding about the patriotism and respect that are the foundation of this game. The Medal of Honor franchise has always shown extraordinary reverence for American and Allied soldiers--this game is no exception."

With singleplayer by Danger Close--formerly EA Los Angeles--and multiplayer by DICE, Medal of Honor is due out for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 12. EA has also sent over a new trailer featuring the 'Objective Raid' multiplayer mode.

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