EA Chief Talks War: Battlefield, Medal Of Honor And Getting Ahead Of Activision

"I'm not saying it's going to happen tomorrow, but in the way that Activision sort of alternates sequels of Modern Warfare and Call of Duty and owns the leadership position in FPS [first-person-shooter], between Medal of Honor and Battlefield, I want it back," EA boss John Riccitiello said in a morning interview in New York. "And we're going to get there with innovation and quality."

EA's Medal Of Honor used to be the leading brand in military first-person shooters. Activision's rival brand, Call of Duty surpassed it and has now spawned a Modern Warfare 2 that sold nearly five million copies in its first day of release.

It's no wonder Riccitiello wants to turn that around. He thinks his franchises can get there.

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killa916063246d ago

I am a major fan of call of duty,but I was first a fan of medal of honor.

I could remember 5 years ago playing MOH single player just rushing and gunning through ai.None of the Cutscenes or even world war 2 interested me back then,I just loved it,it introduced me to FPS.

Then came call of duty,playing big red one and the other call of duty that was out that time (Forgot name), I got addicted to that,but then i was only playing on the ps2 and didnt even know about playing online at all.

Finally when I got a ps3 2 years ago, My brother had a gamefly service for me but he picked the games to rent.I recieved a game called "Call Of Duty 4". I never knew about it and i had been away fps's for over a couple years.

Crew Expandable.Amazing.

Then I saw a mode called "Multiplayer" And the rest continues.

Now Me all grown up,seeing war in my blood,Medal of Honor will bring out my inner kid again.

Zones3246d ago (Edited 3246d ago )

Great post man, I was also a huge fan of the MoH series back when they were released on PSone.

chak_3246d ago

REALLY curious about that new MOH, I still remember the beach of the first one, what a blast !