EA Putting Medal of Honor's Future On Hold

By Mark Delaney, 3 years ago
In warfare, you need to have an exit strategy. If you don't know when to cut your losses and retreat, you could end up doing much more harm than good. EA has signaled the figurative white flag as it pertains to their Medal of Honor series.

During the publisher's earnings call yesterday, Chief Operating Officer, Peter Moore, revealed the state of the franchise and their plans to pull out the troops.
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.
He also referred to the series' recent reboot as "an obvious miss" and cited poor critical and commercial reception as well as slow sales industry-wide as the reasons why the move was made. With the teases for Battlefield 4 already having begun, it appeared EA's plan was to offer up each franchise's newest installments in alternating years, much like how Activision handles Call of Duty development duties. Now that plan is on hold indefinitely.

The Medal of Honor series was a staple of the last two gaming generations. It was largely responsible for the popularity of the WWII shooter subgenre before it sputtered out on the Xbox 360 and was overtaken by the now monstrously popular Call of Duty. The series was modernized in 2010 but neither the reboot, nor its recent sequel, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, garnered much praise or attention. Released in October, the game has already been price-dropped to an MSRP of $19.99 here in the states. Who knows when, if ever, the Medal of Honor series will return, but for now fans of military shooters will have to start looking elsewhere.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a lifelong gamer and current Assistant (to the) News Manager on TA. When not playing games, he can be found cheering for a bad football team, playing Batman action figures with his son, or going to concerts with his lover. Days where he does all of those things are his favorite.