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Danger Close working on Medal of Honor 2

Promises a "fun ride" lies in wait.

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A sequel to last year's Medal of Honor reboot is currently under development at Danger Close, the developer has confirmed.

The original game's executive producer Greg Goodrich announced the news in a blog post on the game's official site.

"Yes, Danger Close is currently working on the next Medal of Honor," he announced, before offering gratitude to fans for supporting the original game and helping it top five million sales.

Goodrich offered few details as to what the studio has planned for the sequel, other than promising "it's going to be a fun ride" for the franchise.

"Since our launch last October, we've studied, listened and absorbed much of your feedback and are very excited to be marching forward on the next title," he explained. "We can't wait to tell you more about it, so check back often to the website and the fan page on Facebook."

Elsewhere in the post, Goodrich paid homage to the soldiers whose work the franchise aims to depict.

"As you all know, our goal was to tell the story of today's soldier and to do so with the utmost respect and reverence. We've received many letters, emails and messages from active servicemen and women from around the world, along with veterans and their families, with appreciation for our recent depiction of their community.

"I can't tell you how important this is to everyone here at Danger Close Games. You are the heartbeat of this team and this franchise and we are privileged and honored to tell your story.

The 2010 FPS attracted plenty of controversy in the run up to release. It was forced to backtrack on plans to let users play as the Taliban in the game's multiplayer segment following widespread media uproar.

Even after the offending elements were removed, US military bases still refused to stock the game.

Then in October former US Marine and Iraq veteran Benjamin Busch told NPR, "I honestly don't like that Medal of Honor depicts the war in Afghanistan right now, because - even as fiction - it equates the war with the leisure of games."

Eurogamer's Tom Bramwell awarded the game a respectable 8/10, insisting "it's compelling and enjoyable to play on a visceral level, but it's a shame it lacks the creative bravery to match the courage of the heroes it so reveres."

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