The gaming industry’s first-person shooter genre is a battleground in its own right. So many different shooters trying to get a big piece of the profit pie every calendar year. The Medal of Honor series tried to get in on the action when the series was revamped in 2010, but now Electronic Arts has decided enough is enough and have pulled the game “out of rotation”, due to bad performances.
The comments were made by EA COO Peter Moore during an earnings call for the third quarter of its 2013 fiscal year, where he stated quite clearly,
The game was solid, but the focus on combat authenticity did not resonate with consumers. Critics were polarized and gave the game scores which were frankly lower than deserved. This one is behind us now. We are taking Medal of Honor out of rotation and have to bring year-over-year continuity to our shooter offerings.
EA labels president Frank Gibeau also commented on the news, “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.”
While some will forget this news in a hurry, others will be devastated with the series being canned, me included.
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