When Modern Warfare took off towards a nuclear-tipped fantasy land, it left a hole in the market for a realistic take on, well, modern warfare. Something EA is keen to take advantage of with its upcoming Medal Of Honor reboot.
Speaking with IncGamers, EA's Sean Decker says that the game is more Hurt Locker than America's Army when it comes to its characters and setting.
"There's been a lot of really good movies – the Gotham Awards just came out and Hurt Locker was the top one. It has nothing to do with the war in Iraq and why it started, or anything else – it's just about the men on the ground, what they go through on a day-to-day basis, and their emotions."
"It's not going to be a big propaganda piece where we wave the flag, or anything like that. It's literally about the people that're on the ground".
Precisely why I'm looking forward to the game more than I probably should be. If games like Brothers in Arms (and even Company of Heroes) can tell a capable Second World War story without moralising, there's no reason we shouldn't get one for a more recent conflict.