EA Almost Took The War To Iraq

EA has made it abundantly clear that they intend to retain the FPS crown which, the publisher claims was once their own. So it’s not surprising to learn that the giant was yearning to make a game based on one of the most controversial wars of our time.

Operation Shock-n-Awe.

“When I worked at my former company (EA), I had to go to the U.K. in the middle of the Iraq war and try to talk to them about a game that we never wound up finishing,” Former EA employee and current THQ games boss Danny Bilson told CVG. “It was well built up — that was that stuff, right?” he said of EA’s now-canceled Iraq war game. “Remember, even in America you’re split 50/50 on this stuff.”

“You go overseas, and if you’re an unconscious American, you walk into a wall. Or you just don’t sell,” Bilson continued. “[Homefront] is a human story. It’s not an American story. And it absolutely will expand beyond the States in future.”

Give it a little time, EA. There’s always the future, after all, Vietnam was one of the most controversial wars of our parents time; and that war has been relived in countless games. Just look at Black Ops and you’ll see my point.

As for THQ’s Homefront, it’ll be released next year for PS3, 360 and PC.

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6 Comments on "EA Almost Took The War To Iraq"

  1. nick August 12, 2010 at 3:36 am -

    i can see why they did not go ahead with it, i mean look at all the controversy and hate six days in falujah has caused!

  2. Ernice Gilbert August 12, 2010 at 6:45 am -

    True, probably that was a cue for them not to do it. You never know.

  3. azianskillz10 August 12, 2010 at 12:13 pm -

    True, it may cause some controversy and all, but if you really think about it the game might actually be great. I mean look at Black Ops it looks great and I, for one can’t wait for it to come out.

  4. Ernice Gilbert August 12, 2010 at 5:56 pm -


  5. nick August 13, 2010 at 9:55 am -

    o, im sure it would be great.
    but, theres no point because announce this the media will go ape like they did with six days and will never hear the end of it!
    id much rather miss out on one game and save myself the headache than get the game and have to put up with it.
    im sure EAs the same.

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