Submitted by Prcko 1030d ago | news

EA 'taking Medal of Honor out of rotation' after poor Warfighter reception

Electronic Arts is taking the Medal of Honor franchise out of its lineup due to low scores for Medal of Honor Warfighter, chief operating officer Peter Moore said in an investor call today.

"We struggled with two challenges: the slowdown that impacted the entire sector and poor critical and commercial reception for Medal of Honor Warfighter," said Moore. "Medal of Honor was an obvious miss. The game was solid, but the focus on combat authenticity did not resonate with consumers. (Medal of Honor, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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GenoZStriker  +   1030d ago
"Medal of Honor was an obvious miss. The game was solid, but the focus on combat authenticity did not resonate with consumers."

Gaming PR over the last few months has just gotten incredibly terrible. I am shocked that Peter Moore even has the decency to call Medal of Honor Warfighter solid. Seriously, situations like this are where they are better off not saying anything.
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JoGam  +   1030d ago
Im sorry but i was pissed when i got the Medal of Honor. The game wasnt as good as they hyped it to be. Thats why i didn't buy the second day one. After hearing how bad it was i just band it from my collection.
guitarded77  +   1029d ago
I agree... EA is blaming the "reception" the game got, but it deserved it. The campaign was mediocre, and the online is a complete broken mess. Every time I have tried to play online, it has some serious or even game breaking issue... EVERY ROUND. Danger Close needs to get their s#!t together. I want MoH to succeed, but they either need a better team or a longer development time... or both. The mechanics are there, but they need serious refinement.
Jobesy  +   1030d ago
Instead of taking blame for fudging up what was a well respected franchise he blames the consumers, typical.
Lockon  +   1029d ago
They're taking it out the rotation..You know whats gonna replace it? That new IP from Infinity Ward are should I say RESPAWN ENTERTAINMENT.
DeadlyFire  +   1029d ago
I was thinking more like Bad Company series, but I like your idea too.
UnholyLight  +   1029d ago
I just wish they would go back to WWII, it was what the franchise did best. Give it a MoH Frontline feel, but with Airborne's really cool parachute into the level idea.
NYC_Gamer  +   1030d ago
MOH[modern] is a flop because the games are trying to be too much like Call of Duty...
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iamnsuperman  +   1030d ago
The first modern one was really good and just had online (thanks dice) and some technical issues but generally the core gameplay and story was there. I am sad at this news. Warfighter was a joke. the MoH brand could do well if they made a decent game which the latest edition wasn't.

I assume this means BF4 then BFBC3
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1030d ago
***"MOH[modern] is a flop because the games are trying to be too much like Call of Duty..."***

As with all shooters that try to copy that game.
LOL_WUT  +   1030d ago
Good hopefully they go back to the old WW2 settings
brandonb21  +   1030d ago
imagine a world war 2 game based off frost bite engine sounds amazing
Wenis  +   1030d ago
csreynolds  +   1029d ago
YES! The WWII mission that began Bad Company 2 looked great - and that was Frostbite 1.5. Imagine what Frostbite 2 could do with that setting...
UnholyLight  +   1029d ago
Thank you I am not the only one!!! I've come to terms with the modern games because it only means that WWII will become fresh again with shooters here soon. I think Next Gen is the perfect time to go back to WWII!! Such a rich, amazing time to create a game out of.
Bumpmapping  +   1030d ago
Haha "Solid" what a flop good to know they won't be making anymore for a long time.
jjb1981  +   1030d ago
"Solid" like a turd...
Sarobi  +   1030d ago
I can't pass the last MOH games off to be anything other than generic.. I know they want to jump on the whole "modern war" success.. but it just isn't going to work out like that
jagstar44  +   1030d ago
Couldn't get past the first hour of this game, it was just sooooooooo boring.
UnholyLight  +   1029d ago
Even Phil from All That Remains said it was subpar!! And he was a hardcore MoH guy with the first Modern Warfare one.
Fil101  +   1030d ago
The real sad thing here is how good these games used to be frontline was 1 of my favorites.
Prodigy-X  +   1030d ago
Why won't they wait and just reboot the series during the world war era but take advantage on the gameplay in a unique way.
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Blastoise  +   1030d ago
It wasn't really medal of honor. It got put through the EA machine, came out as a horrible Call of duty & Battlefield hybrid that was not as good as either... Now EA are taking it
"out of rotation" because of the reception..

Who knows, maybe once upon a time this could have been a decent medal of honor game =/

Just another series turned to crap by EA I suppose
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1029d ago
I just hope ME4 isn't being put through the EA machine next.

What am I saying it probably will...
DeadlyFire  +   1029d ago
Well you know it will, but its to early for ME 4.

EA has Dragon Age/Mass Effect rolling along on its own rotation block. Dragon Age 3 will launch first.
SanMarco  +   1030d ago
Now they're really listening to their fans.
boldscot  +   1030d ago
Another game, another soul lost chasing COD money.
When are developers going to realise that copying COD is not going to get you more players, all you end up with is the gaming franchise loosing it's identity.
godslayer429  +   1030d ago
you make a shit game you get shit for reception plain and simple, from what i played, crysis 3 is also shit.

bring on rainbow six patriots, not these shit fps from EA(i did enjoy battlefield 3)
Campy da Camper  +   1029d ago
I'm scared to death of the new Rainbow 6. Black arrow and Vegas were the best FPS I ever played. No killstreakd, no obnoxious load outs or 10 yard knife kills. Being able to host a game and kick players, set the match parameters just awesome. Please PLEASE Ubisoft don't FUCK IT UP!
Fil101  +   1029d ago
Agreed 100% another thing that worrys me is the lack of info on r6p of late.
DeadlyFire  +   1029d ago
Well new game is all third person. So...... I am skeptical. First person I love, but third person not quite as much.

I expect Ubisoft to try hard at E3 to impress with Rainbow Six. I will be watching and hoping that they do.
L6RD7BLU3  +   1030d ago
The game seems fine to me. I played far worse so I don't know what the big deal is
DarthJay  +   1030d ago
I actually liked the game quite a bit. This is too bad. I think this became the game people ripped on because they knew they could and no one would call them on it. Total mob mentality. I mean, I'm not saying it was a 10/10, but it wasn't anything lower than a 6. I would have played much more of it if more of my friends were playing.

Hopefully Danger Close gets to do something else.
RAYMEISTER  +   1030d ago
Agreed. I enjoyed the game also and feel it got lower than deserved ratings. Graphics on PC were nice also. Haven't tried MP yet tho.
KrisButtar  +   1030d ago
Maybe this is the beginning of the end of FPS, meaning that everyone and there dog was making one, I think it ok to have a few but this gen had way to many.
Sandmano  +   1030d ago
Dont let the door hit you on the way out...
Skate-AK  +   1030d ago
"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," he said."

If Battlefield and MOH are their year over year shooters I wonder what will replace MOH? I hope they don't yearly switch between BF and BFBC like COD.
GraveLord  +   1030d ago
Do the people who bought it get a refund?
STARRHUNTER29  +   1030d ago
solid_warlord  +   1030d ago
CoD says "your too easy kid, go back in your whole to where ever you come from, console shooter space belongs to us."
first1NFANTRY  +   1030d ago
Go back to WW2, i would gladly pay for a fresh change in today's fps.
IaMs12  +   1030d ago
All these publishers are freaking idiots! They dont even listen to the consumers and then they bitch about why their game doesnt sell. Listen! Go to forums, browse the internet and take notes.

Most of them have their heads so far up their asses. Sigh. The obliviousness and ignorance of people just irritate me some times.

/end rant
Jek_Porkins  +   1029d ago
Guess this means we'll be getting a Battlefield game every single year. Bad Company/Battlefield/Bad Company/Battlefield.
DeadlyFire  +   1029d ago

Battlefield 4 2013
Respawn IP 2014
Bad Company 3 2015
Battlefield 5 2016

KontryBoy706  +   1029d ago
ALLWRONG  +   1029d ago
I remember a lot of people defending the game here on N4G. Some are in the room now calling it terrible. FLIP FLOP!

EA should have kept MOH like MOHAA. That game had so many great MP game modes and a fantastic campaign. I think consoles killed this game because when it was just a PC game it was great. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... <--- it needed to go back to this.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   1029d ago
Good, one less shooter onnthe market
csreynolds  +   1029d ago
"The game was solid, but the focus on combat authenticity did not resonate with consumers."

Ah right. So, in effect, it's our fault? The game didn't sell well because we didn't 'get' its authenticity? Because we failed to appreciate how true to life Warfighter was? GTFO.

The last two Medal of Honor games failed because Danger Close tried too hard to emulate Call of Duty and Battlefield. They jumped on the modern-day conflict bandwagon and created IPs that were, at best, substandard whack-a-terrorist romps, and from a technical point of view MoH (2010) and MoH: Warfighter were about as solid as diarrhoea. I've never played a shooter with so many bugs...

As for EA, they need to look hard at their aggressive attitude to sales, because THAT is what is ruining the franchises they're publishing. Developers need time to make great games. Look at what happened with Battlefield 3; EA rushed it so as to compete with Modern Warfare 3, it shipped with a tonne of problems, and DICE spent months trying to get the title in decent shape. Had they been allowed to launch in March 2012 instead of October 2011, I'm confident they would've captured more interest from the CoD community because it would've been polished and more stable.

I will remember MoH for the WWII FPSes I played on PC, PSone and PS2 - all of which were interesting and enjoyable. I will not remember Danger Close's efforts to 'revive' the series.
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BX81  +   1029d ago
I loved both the the new moh's. Better story than any other shooter out.
evilhasitsway  +   1029d ago
they rightfully should the start trying to copy cod too much instead of doing there own thing.
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