Navy SEALs disciplined for consulting on Medal of Honor: Warfighter
November 8, 2012 5:13PM PST
CBS News reports that seven members of SEAL Team Six are under investigation for revealing secrets while serving as paid consultants on EA’s shooter.
Seven US Navy SEALs who served as paid consultants on EA’s Medal of Honor: Warfighter are reportedly under investigation for revealing secrets while working on the game.
According to a report by GameSpot’s sister-site CBS News, the seven SEALs, who are all currently on active duty, used classified material given to them by the Navy while working with EA on Warfighter.
CBS News reported that all seven have received letters of reprimand and have had half their pay taken away for two months. One of the SEALs involved was reportedly on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter was released on October 23. EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau said that the critical reception for the game fell below EA’s expectations, but that the publisher would continue to push the game during the holiday season through marketing, including the upcoming map pack tied in to Sony Pictures’ new movie Zero Dark Thirty, which chronicles the Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden.
The game fell into controversy prior to its release when EA began promoting its partnership with real-world weapons manufacturers by linking to their sites from the Medal of Honor: Warfighter official page.
By Laura Parker, Associate Editor
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