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.