Time for the Navy to Get into the Game!
The Army is using high-quality video games to attract recruits and train Soldiers. Why can't the Navy do the same for its Sailors?In November 2008 the U.S. Army announced it planned to invest $50 million over a five-year period starting in 2010 to develop video games for use in training Soldiers for combat. The announcement stated that the Army would not be competing with the commercial industry, but looking at commercially available gaming technologies that could be used for training.This is not a new venture for the Army. The service's plan to invest in video games follows the successful development and distribution of the widely popular America's Army, released to the general public for free in 200
By Captain Mark Woolley, U.S. Navy