Authentically Authentic Medal of Honour ‘Pulled From Rotation’

Nick Wheeler January 31, 2013 2
Authentically Authentic Medal of Honour ‘Pulled From Rotation’

I must admit, I’ve never particularly been a fan of the Medal of Honour franchise.

Apparently I’m not the only one. Reviews of EA’s last instalment – Medal of Honour: Warfighter were disappointing across the board, with retail performance also surprisingly low for such a long-established franchise. As a result,  EA’s COO Peter Moore has announced during EA’s third quarter financial call that the Medal of Honor franchise has been taken “out of rotation”.

Despite Warfighter’s disappointingly low reviews, Moore maintained a complimentary attitude toward the franchise:

“The game was solid, but the focus on combat authenticity did not resonate with consumers.”

Many serving soldiers would perhaps disagree that regenerating health and bullet-soaking characters would constitute ‘authenticity’, and I’m not overly sure that it was the ‘combat authenticity’ that Moore’s consumers had a problem with. Nevertheless, a reduction in competition is never a good thing, even if it does mark the end of a series that has lost its way.

As a final nail in Medal of Honour’s coffin, Moore continued, stating that EA would instead be aiming for “year-over-year continuity to our shooter offerings,” hinting strongly at a cookie-cutter future for their Battlefield series.

2 Comments »

  1. Kevin McLennan January 31, 2013 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Way back on PS2 MoH: Frontline was a brilliant game, but with the emergence of BF3 I’ve not even been interested in MoH or CoD. Hope they don’t ruin BF with yearly releases…

  2. Chris Evans February 1, 2013 at 11:13 am - Reply

    I miss the classic old Medal of Honor titles, they were great things, epsecially those PSX ones. Tempted to try and find my PlayStation and ebay the originals!

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