According to a US military official, seven members of SEAL Team Six have been punished for their assistance in the development of EA’s new shooter, Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
The team assisted the developers by becoming paid consultants, but it’s not sure what information was given to the developers at this time. That is, if any was actually given out. We do know that the SEAL members delivered with information about general tactics in a series promotional Youtube videos, and even told the developers how to build a bomb. It appeared as if the role of the SEAL member’s involvement was to make the game more realistic than anything. Still, what did they say to get themselves in such hot water?
The U.S Navy has responded to this by giving the members letters of reprimand (meaning it would eliminate the chance of promotion) and cutting half of their pay for two months. The members are still on active duty.
Deputy Commander of Naval Special Warfare, Rear Admiral Garry Bonelli, wrote in a written statement,
“We do not tolerate deviations from the policies that govern who we are and what we do as Sailors in the United States Navy. The non-judicial punishment decisions made today send a clear message throughout our Force that we are and will be held to a high standard of accountability.”
Whatever secrets they divulged to the team are currently unknown and will most likely remain unknown.
Article from Gamersyndrome.com