Electronic Arts discovered that they’ve got a hole to fill in their shooter lineup when Medal of Honor Warfighter was met with a lukewarm critical reception. The Medal of Honor series had been switching off with Battlefield as EA’s yearly fall shooter to do battle with Call of Duty. Now that Medal of Honor is out of the equation, EA has a big slot to fill, and equally big games to fill it.
According to Frank Gibeau, the company’s shooter rotation now consists of Battlefield, Titanfall, and Star Wars: Battlefront.
“The shooter rotation we think about now is Battlefield, Titanfall and Battlefront, and so we like those three brands going forward,” Gibeau revealed in an interview with Computer and Video Games. “We’re working out how we’re going to line that up because that’s what you’ll see from us.”
It’s pretty clear how this shape up for EA’s fall 2013 shooter. Battlefield 4 has been showing well, and the next generation of the Frostbite Engine has been wowing convention goers for the last couple of months. Battlefield 4 will launch just ahead of Call of Duty: Ghosts this Fall, but what about next year?
Titanfall had been said to be arriving in Spring 2014. If the game is really taking over for Medal of Honor in the shooter rotation, perhaps it will be delayed into the fall? Or does EA have something else up their sleeve for the second holiday season of the next-generation.
DICE has said in the past that they have no interest in making Battlefield into a yearly franchise, but you never know.