Medal Of Honor Pulled From Rotation – EA Blames Reviews
Medal of Honor has been pulled “out of the rotation” by EA after an announcement during an earnings call from its 2013 fiscal year.
EA’s Peter Moore COO cited the lack of commercial and critical success of Medal of Honor Warfighter as the reason for the decision.
However, Moore stated that he believes that the game didn’t get the praise it deserved. “The game was solid, but the focus on combat authenticity did not resonate with consumers,”. Moore also added that the reviews for the game, despite similar points being brought up in a number of reviews, were “lower than it [Warfighter] deserved.” Medal of Honor Warfighter received negative reviews for reasons that the good majority of reviews seemed to agree with such as the focus on authenticity conflicting with the all-out gun battles typically seen in an FPS.
Moore explained that with taking Medal of Honor out of rotation, EA “have a plan to bring year-over-year continuity to our shooter offerings.”
However, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau had a different, self accepting viewpoint on the games fate. “Frankly, we missed on Medal of Honor” said Gibeau. “and we take responsibility for that.
Despite having some more than serviceable mechanics and even being fun at certain points, Analog Addiction gave Medal of Honor Warfighter a 6.5 due to reasons you can check out in our review. A review probably considered generous amongst the sea of under 5′s the game received from other publications.
Source: Game Informer.
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