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EA taking Medal of Honor "out of the rotation" after it "did not resonate"
Posted: 31.01.2013 14:34 by Simon Priest Comments: 15
Peter Moore has told investors that they'll be pulling back from Medal of Honor after its poor reception among critics and gamers. They blame the slowdown in the sector and Warfighter's lack of appeal.

The latest entry was an "obvious miss," said Moore, but said it was a "solid" game that just "did not resonate with consumers." EA has a plan to bring "year-over-year continuity" to shooters.

The reception among critics for Medal of Honor: Warfighter was mostly negative when it released back in October 2012, developed by Danger Close.

"We struggled with two challenges: the slowdown that impacted the entire sector and poor critical and commercial reception for Medal of Honor Warfighter," Moore stated. "Medal of Honor was an obvious miss. The game was solid, but the focus on combat authenticity did not resonate with consumers."

"Critics were polarized and gave the game scores which were, frankly, lower than it deserved," he added. "This one is behind us now. We are taking Medal of Honor out of the rotation, and have a plan to bring year-over-year continuity to our shooter offerings." The next major internal EA shooter will be a new Battlefield from DICE.

Source: Polygon
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Comments

By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jan 31, 2013
SirRoderick
A solid game they say...*Actually rolls on floor laughing*
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jan 31, 2013
danfreeman
EA can you be any further away from reality? That game was a joke,hell it wasn`t even a game,it played itself for crying out loud,killing this IP right now is being merciful.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 31, 2013
herodotus
I liked the first re-boot, but "Warfighter" was an epic fail and word quickly spread amongst hopeful gamers.
Dan, if you're talking about the first "MoH" from 2009, I'd have to say you're dead wrong. The MP with it's mountainous backgrounds and lethal passes/village centres was a great experience (ruined only by cheats, and a bloody lot of them there were too). Didn't play the SP so can't comment on that. Perhaps I should one day....hmmmm.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jan 31, 2013
danfreeman
I don`t know any MoH from 20098,i don`t have my time travel machine anymore i`m afraid :)

I only meant Warfighter,i don`t know much about the previous installment but if the latest one is anything to go by,EA will destroy the IP slowly and painfully.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 31, 2013
herodotus
*corrects date after stepping from TARDIS*
Dice is at the helm of this, and as they've shown with "BF3" for them it's all about competing with "CoD", which it shouldn't. Danger Close kind of take their direction from Dice who handle the MP side of things (mostly) and it's the latter that should be concentrating on what makes these games different from "CoD" not more in common.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jan 31, 2013
danfreeman
Ah yes i do remember the one from 2009,it wasn`t that good a game in my opinion except for one part,the one where you and your team are in a valley,surrounded by enemies and the only place to hide is a small crumbling house,i felt the tension as every bullet i shot meant one less bullet i`d have to defend myself,i really loved that part,everything else was meh.
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Feb 01, 2013
HenoKutus
The SP was not that bad,once you get adapted at the ADS zoom system but for the most of us its Call Of Duty or Batlefield i quess!
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Feb 01, 2013
SirRoderick
The SP was an abominable on-rails cutscene with terrible characters and boring gameplay.

Bleh
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 01, 2013
herodotus
You don't play it for the SP, unlike days of old. Don't know why they even bother with it anymore.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Feb 01, 2013
SirRoderick
Multiplayer was lackluster at best as well.

Just an awful game from almost every standpoint
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 01, 2013
herodotus
I don't know, I enjoyed the MP and found the maps very authentic. I've yet to play a MP in an environment where I actually felt I was there at the locale it is meant to be played at. Be it backgrounds or what have you, but no other games has succeeded as well.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Feb 01, 2013
SirRoderick
Well to each his own I guess, I'm not touching it ever again :/
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 01, 2013
herodotus
No, and I wouldn't either. If only they'd just dropped SP and poured all of their considerable talent into the MP and made it more like a proper "BF" game I believe it might have even chinked "CoD"'s mighty and lofty pedestal.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Feb 01, 2013
SirRoderick
Meh, not a fan of those really either. The whole modern military never really grips me all that much...with all the gadgets and laser guided thingamabobs. (I would at this point like to point out that spellcheck did not underline thingamabobs....but it did just underline spellcheck when I typed that...must be two words :P)

I much prefer WWII and anything before it for my military fixes.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 01, 2013
herodotus
I'm split. My favourite novels in the '90's and '90's were by Tom Clancy, Harold Coyle, Larry Bond, Dale Brown, Stephen Coonts and Richard Herman.All modern shooters, some ground-based others purely air. Non-Fiction it has always been WWII and before, mainly Napoleonic and American Civil War periods. Hence the dichotomy for me.