Electronic Arts and developer Danger Close have announced "Project Honor," a program geared towards raising awareness and generating contributions for fallen members of the Special Operations Community through unique partnerships and promotions.
EA, publisher of upcoming military first-person shooter Medal of Honor: Warfighter, has teamed up with several military weapon and gear manufacturers, including Kaenon, London Bridge Trading, Magpul, SureFire, Mechanix Wear and more. These companies equip the Special Operations Community and, in exchange for their gear appearing in Warfighter, each company will make a donation to the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
Certain partners have even agreed to create and sell special Medal of Honor merchandise, with all proceeds set to go the the above mentioned organizations.
EA is all about the latest Medal of Honor being as realistic as possible, so it makes sense they would want to work with legitimate manufacturers to make the game's equipment true to life. Rather than taking the opportunity to make a few bucks for themselves (almost like an in-game ad, really), it's nice to see the higher-ups cut a deal that will see that money instead going to the families of men and women who have died serving their country.
Danger Close has also partnered up with GovX, Inc., an online shopping source for individuals (and the families of those) in the military, law enforcement, etc. A special Warfighter Military Edition will be sold exclusively through Govx, giving those shoppers discounted access to a Limited Edition version of the game, as well as several in-game perks and unlocks.
For more information, visit the websites for Project Honor, the Navy SEAL Foundation, and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.