Medal Of Honor Dev Claims Taliban Use 'Taken Out Of Context'

The new Medal of Honor title has been released amid controversy, with the game's developers stating that the use of the Taliban in its multiplayer function was blown out of proportion.

The game had come under harsh criticism from certain factions of the US government for allowing gamers to play the role of Taliban fighters who kill US soldiers whilst using multiplayer, Computerandvideogames.com reports.

After receiving a lot of bad press, the makers of the video game decided to remove the feature and changed the name Taliban to 'Opposing Forces'. The makers also pledged to donate to several military charities.

However, when the game has been released to the masses, Craig Owens, marketing director at Medal of Honor developer Danger Close Games, claims that the fact that the game featured the Taliban was "taken out of context" by an older generation that "doesn't understand games".

“The objection was, kind of from an older generation that doesn't understand games, that the soundbite was 'Play as the Taliban and kill US soldiers,” he said.

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