EA Takes 'Medal of Honor' Series "Out of Rotation"

After thirteen years of the first person shooter series, Medal of Honor is finally being retired. After Warfighter's poor showing last year, game critics predicted that EA was going to be shelving the series. This was confirmed at the publisher's third quarter financial call.

"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."

With an over-saturated FPS market, it's no surprise that the series has been given the boot despite its past successes. There's simply no room for Medal of Honor, especially if EA wants to focus on Call of Duty-killing with the Battlefield series.

 

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  • house70
    MOH (and CoD) started as awesome WW2 inspired games. They went downhill ever since.
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  • sacre
    I remember MOHAA, fun game online until kids starting hacking the crap out of it.

    I'll miss ya MOH. Today, FPS's are everywhere and none of them bring any originality. COD is just terrible now, focused on spamming guns like madmen running at 150mph.

    I miss the Rainbow Six days, slow paced, team work, 1-2 shot death.

    But unfortunately for that to come back we need patience, which kids lack and unfortunately kids are the focus with these FPS games.

    Oh well. Soon a Gem will shine and i'll be enjoying slow paced FPS team work gaming.
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  • Yuka
    There's a single word for EA's failures and one word that will put them back in the game:

    Origin and Steam, respectively.

    Really, EA, really. If you haven't pulled out the games from Steam, you would not be in this position AT ALL. And don't give us the "oh, Steam and their draconian TOS!". Just give them a bloody copy of the patches you put and it will be fine. Stop trying to push Origin down our throats (well, not mine; don't have any EA game with it) and then you'll sell stuff again.

    Cheers!
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  • sacre
    I remember MOHAA, fun game online until kids starting hacking the crap out of it.

    I'll miss ya MOH. Today, FPS's are everywhere and none of them bring any originality. COD is just terrible now, focused on spamming guns like madmen running at 150mph.

    I miss the Rainbow Six days, slow paced, team work, 1-2 shot death.

    But unfortunately for that to come back we need patience, which kids lack and unfortunately kids are the focus with these FPS games.

    Oh well. Soon a Gem will shine and i'll be enjoying slow paced FPS team work gaming.
    19
  • Yuka
    There's a single word for EA's failures and one word that will put them back in the game:

    Origin and Steam, respectively.

    Really, EA, really. If you haven't pulled out the games from Steam, you would not be in this position AT ALL. And don't give us the "oh, Steam and their draconian TOS!". Just give them a bloody copy of the patches you put and it will be fine. Stop trying to push Origin down our throats (well, not mine; don't have any EA game with it) and then you'll sell stuff again.

    Cheers!
    12
  • house70
    MOH (and CoD) started as awesome WW2 inspired games. They went downhill ever since.
    24