The unnamed U.S. Navy SEAL's uncle reportedly reached out to an EA executive last spring, around the time when the SEAL had formed a company with a few fellow SEAL Team 6 members to help themselves transition into civilian life. His uncle asked if EA could use him as a consultant, although he was forbidden from disclosing that his nephew was the man who killed bin Laden.
The uncle was reportedly told, "Right now we are pretty stacked with consultants"; the developers of Warfighter were said to have been using "thirty active and recently retired guys."
EA said in September that Matt Bissonnette — a former member of SEAL Team 6 who published a memoir about the raid, No Easy Day, under the pseudonym Mark Owen — was one of those consultants. The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed to Polygon last fall that it disciplined seven Navy SEALs for their involvement with the production of Warfighter; the SEALs had been charged with disclosing classified information.
An EA representative declined comment when contacted by Polygon.
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