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Hopes rest with Battlefield 4 as EA puts Medal of Honor in the past

by William Schwartz

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Medal of Honor: Warfighter didn’t seem to resonate with consumers and critics in the way that Battlefield 3 did only one year earlier for Electronic Arts. Due to this commercial and critical failure, EA is taking the long-running franchise out of its yearly shooter rotation. During the delivery of their most recent quarterly earnings EA’s Peter Moore told investors and analysts that Medal of Honor probably got more criticism than it deserved.

“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 lower than it deserved,” said the COO of EA.

“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,” Moore continued.

It’s unclear where EA will be heading in the shooter department in the years to come, but they do have some huge cards to play.

Battlefield 4 is likely to be officially revealed in due time, but DICE has made it clear that they don’t want to do a yearly Battlefield game. So who fills that gap for the publisher? Well, EA also has whatever it is that Respawn Entertainment is cooking up, but they’ve yet to officially announce their next game, which is expected to be a shooter.

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