Electronic Arts tried to make Medal of Honor: Warfighter the most realistic – and intense – first-person shooter out there, but the development team seemingly missed the mark, as the game was subject to both harsh criticisms from game reviews and lackluster sales, compared to what the company was hoping for.
As a result, the series was officially said to be “out of rotation” when it came to EA’s future plans, meaning we won’t see another entry soon.
“The game was solid, but the focus on combat authenticity did not resonate with consumers,” EA COO Peter Moore said. “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.”
EA Labels president Frank Gibeau added: “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.”
Gibeau continued, “If you look at Medal of Honor as a specific case, it was really about a hit missing.”
The company is still continuing forth with plans for the next Battlefield, which we’ve covered in a previous news piece.