Looks like we may be waiting quite a while for that World War II reboot of Medal of Honor we were hoping for. Today, EA announced in their quarterly statement that Medal of Honor would be taken out of rotation while “they plan its return,” due to poor critical reception of the latest game in the series, Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
EA CEO Peter Moore had the following to say about the franchise:
“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. 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.”
“We’re in a hit-driven business where it’s about what you can build in a certain period of time and really deliver for the marketplace, and frankly we missed on Medal of Honor. And we take responsibility for that. If you look at Medal of Honor as a specific case, it was really about a hit missing.”
It’ll be interesting to see what Danger Close develops next, since they clearly have talent with developing shooters. Let us know what you think about Medal of Honor taking a rest for a while. Where do you think it should go next? If you want to read Michael’s editorial about Medal of Honor returning to the World War II era, check it out here. Maybe we can also expect to see Respawn’s first IP sooner than later.