Defence Secretary Liam Fox's remark that the game is "tasteless" was "a personal view" says the DCMS. Ratings give "clear choice" to consumers.
"Dr Fox was expressing a personal view and we understand why some people might find the subject matter of the game offensive," said a DCMS representative.
"There is a ratings system in place which exists to categorise games appropriately, in this case the game in question is rated 18 so should only be sold to, and played by, adults," they continued. "There is a clear choice for consumers which they can exercise when making decisions about purchasing video games."
"tasteless" and even "thoroughly un-British" because it allows gamers to play as the Taliban. The game does allow that but only in the multiplayer portion. It would cause greater outcry surely to have US soldiers fragging their own after all.
"I would urge retailers to show their support for our armed forces and ban this tasteless product," said the Defence Secretary, unwittingly boosting pre-order sales no doubt. Have politicians learnt nothing from the anti-GTA bandwagon effect?
Medal of Honor releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC October 15th.