Is EA getting ready to drop the word on Battlefield 3? – Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello is dead set on dethroning Call of Duty as the king of the FPS mountain. In 2010, Electronic Arts released Medal of Honor in an attempt to do just that. But just because Medal of Honor didn’t quite get the job done, doesn’t mean EA is done trying. The head of EA recently announced in the Q&A portion of the company’s earnings call, that the publisher is releasing a “very exciting” shooter later in 2011 that is yet to be announced. No details as to the sub genre of the game, it’s entirely possible that he’s talking about Battlefield 3 or maybe the next Medal of Honor.
“We’ve made strong progress in calendar ’10 over calendar ’09. This year, with the tail-end of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 still doing well and Medal of Honor still doing well… with Crysis and Bulletstorm we’re clearly going to make more progress towards our goal and that’s before we get to what I think is going to be a very exciting entry later in the year that we’re not yet announcing.”