Medal of Honor: Warfighter
EA Shelves Medal of Honor Series
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EA is taking the Medal of Honor franchise “out of continuity,” following the rebooted series’ poor reception.

EA COO Peter Moore announced the news during a recent financial call, having a little swipe at reviewers in the process.

"Critics were polarized and gave the game scores which were, frankly, lower than it deserved," said Moore. "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."

EA Labels president Frank Gibeau added, "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."

Although EA made $1.18 billion in non-GAAP net revenue during the last quarter, that figure fell below the company’s estimated figure of $1.25 to $1.35 billion. EA is putting that shortfall down to Medal of Honor.

The good news comes via the performance of FIFA 13 and Battlefield 3 Premium. The latest instalment of EA’s long-running football series sold over 12 million units last year, 23 per cent up on FIFA 12. Meanwhile, Battlefield 3 Premium has racked up 2.9 million subscribers to date, generating over $108 million in sales.

Discussing next year’s line-up, the publisher revealed that Fuse has been delayed into the second quarter of calendar 2013. It also said it has high expectations for Dead Space 3 after the demo for the game was downloaded 44 per cent more times than that of its predecessor.

[via EG]


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Comment #1 by DarnedCargo
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 03:46:54 AM
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The fact that EA is EA is EA's reason for the shortfall down in revenue.

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Comment #2 by SeraphTC
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 03:50:01 AM
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Shame. I think they should have kept trying - but if it's costing them that much money then ofc they won't.

The downside is now we will get annual battlefield iterations

"have a plan to bring year-over-year continuity to our shooter offerings."

I don't know if EA have noticed, but er, market saturation is a great way to go to kill your franchise. Copying Activision is not the right way to go.

OFC, when CoD makes that much money - despite apparently declining sales and the fact that the user base appear to be getting fed up with them - it must seem like a great business decision. It probably is.

It's a shit artistic one though.

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Comment #3 by Nitnoid
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 03:50:21 AM
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Why try to be like Call of Duty anyway? Just stick to Battlefield and you've got a sure winner.

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Comment #4 by Thai J
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 03:51:42 AM
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It's kind of a shame. This is one of those circumstances where the first game wasn't bad and had some promise but the sequel seemed like a step backwards.

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Comment #5 by Kazenji
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 03:55:15 AM
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The ones for the PS1 were alot better and actually fun.

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Comment #6 by SilvereX
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 03:55:53 AM
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They need to go back to the Allied Assault days. Actually, an Allied Assault remake would be fucking awesome. No irons sights or stupid shit like that. No story changes, just a graphical, AI and multiplayer remake would be awesome.

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Comment #7 by iBuzz7S
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:06:16 AM
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Hang on. Who is he to judge reviewers when they fucked up and released a day-one patch, which because of that, delayed review scores? I swear, they make it so easy for the consumer to hate them so much!

If this is their attitude, I have little to no hope for the UFC video game(s) they are going to release.

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Comment #8 by Nihlus87
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:08:09 AM
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EA sucking the life and soul out of things in order to make a quick buck? This is something new to people? Blaming reviewers too...good one. xD

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Comment #9 by DeadlySinz86
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:18:46 AM
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You didn't need critics to see that Warfighter was horrendously bad. The first Medal of Honor reboot was brilliant and why they strayed away from that model is beyond me. However I really wish they'd put out a Skate 4 already.

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Comment #10 by wyliecoyote1973
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:20:43 AM
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MOH ok (kind of different) good concept, MOH Warfighter really the first 1 that they ventured on there own! I think the 3rd Installment which would have been Danger Close or Dices only 2nd Installment could have been brilliant.

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Comment #11 by HorsemanOfWar16
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:21:55 AM
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Not surprised by decision to drop Medal of Honour. Shooters are the hardest category to win the big in, and MoH fell short on a few things.

Can't wait for Dead Space 3!

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Comment #12 by M1 Punk
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:28:14 AM
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"Critics were polarized and gave the game scores which were, frankly, lower than it deserved," said Moore.

Someone who is involved with the development of a game shouldn't say what "their" game deserves, leave that to the critics and experts dumbass.

Some scumbag by the name of Seth Killian (community manager at SuperBot) said that Playstation All Stars deserves to have a spot at this years Evolution tournament. No comment...

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Comment #13 by lifetimegamer
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:28:28 AM
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Could never understand why they made MOH another modern shooter, we have Battlefield and COD for that. Had they stuck with the WorldWar angle I think the series would have done a bit better (I would have gladly bought an Allied Assault 2)

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Comment #14 by Komrade Kayce
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:28:58 AM
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I dont know why everyone is so focused on putting out more modern shooters anyways. We've got COD and Battlefield as solid staples. Love or hate either of them, they do what they do pretty well. Send Medal of Honor back to World War II.

Let me run around disguised as a Nazi showing my faked 'papers' to every goose-stepper with a gun again. And I mean everyone saw those papers. Even the Nazis who didn't ask for them. Right trigger right trigger right trigger.

I miss those days of Medal of Honor. SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS.

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Comment #15 by MustaPastori
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:41:37 AM
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That conference call was hilarious to listen to. At some point someone at EA said something about "EA not being about games" and that there has been only three video game generations.

And Dead Space 3 has to sell 5 million copies to break even..

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Comment #16 by PonySl4ystation
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 05:01:31 AM
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Inhonourable discharge.

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Comment #17 by VideInfra86
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 05:14:20 AM
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@16 "inhonourable"???? really?

theres no such word lol its dis-honorable!

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Comment #18 by Tomtam
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 05:14:53 AM
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MOH: Warfighter was actually incredibly fun if you had a friend to play with because of the fireteam system. Shame this had to happen.

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Comment #19 by Sanchezz4387
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 05:16:21 AM
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love how they only say negative reviews dont really reflect how good the games are, could say the same for high scoring reviews for games like FIFA, they arnt worth the scores given either but i cant see EA complaining there....MoH was shit so deserves to be put on the scrap heap

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Comment #20 by PonySl4ystation
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 05:24:48 AM
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Lol @17. As soon as I hit submit on my phone I thought the same thing. Oh well you know what I was meaning :)

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Comment #21 by RDrules
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 05:40:31 AM
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Im getting really sick of how devs moan about their scores being low and thinking they automatically deserve a high score because they made the game

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Comment #22 by Arenazombie
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 05:42:41 AM
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@15 Yeah also heard that about 5 million sales. The problem I think is, that they just hyperinflate the budgets of their so called "AAA" titles way too much. For what? Usually in the first iteration you have to create a concept, lore, art work, graphic engine and so on. So usually you would think the first game of the series is costing the most and the sequels are there to get some revenue, since you have to do less work. But for some reason budgets keep getting bigger and bigger but we don't really see a leap forward in quality or game content, so where is all that money going?
Sure they do a lot more marketing, but is that eating up all of the cake?

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Comment #23 by three15
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 05:51:15 AM
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Shame, Warfighter was a great game and far better than the stale COD series.

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Comment #24 by BiggD
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 05:54:01 AM
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Medal Of Honor: Rising Sun was probably the only Medal of Honor game that was good.

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Comment #25 by DecadentBeaver
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 05:55:36 AM
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So 1.18 billion is not enough then? Such a shame they are so poor. Funny how that guy takes a swipe at reviewers for giving the game poor scores, then states it's their responsibility for it! So who's fault is it then?

Think Battlefield will keep them going anyway. Seen enough people playing it.

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Comment #26 by General Boredom
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 05:57:17 AM
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So I guess this means we'll be hearing about Danger Close being closed any day now.

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Comment #27 by Jack Flak
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 06:28:44 AM
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@6 As long as it's not on console.

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Comment #28 by Komrade Kayce
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 06:33:24 AM
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Peter Moore was being the tit who blamed the reviewers. A guy named Frank was the awesome dude willing to take responsibility (good on you, Frank, by the way). Two different people.

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Comment #29 by Nevander
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 06:43:45 AM
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Good since the new MoHs are totally bad.

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Comment #30 by Lord Montymort
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 06:53:04 AM
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EA, before you shelve it for good, could we have MoH: Rising Sun HD please?

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Comment #31 by Caramel Cardinal
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 07:01:25 AM
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"lower than it deserved"
no it was just shit, the games have been geting worse since frontline what do they expect when they create a game they don't actually want to compete with battlefield so it doesn't take sales from that

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Comment #32 by Mr n mrs raichu
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 07:09:08 AM
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It's about time

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Comment #33 by odionthemesiah
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 07:11:37 AM
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was one of the worst games i have ever played. Campaign was glitchy,achievements didn't unlock and overall just very poorly made,even if they did make another one i wouldn't waste my time

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Comment #34 by 1morey
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 07:16:35 AM
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@ #6,

I actually like using iron sights in video games.

You do realize they are put on guns for a specific purpose.

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Comment #35 by upindat
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 07:40:50 AM
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I actually enjoyed the last one. But it seemed more like a test for things to come in BF4.They just need to stick to the BF games!!

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Comment #36 by cheifjordan
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 08:44:20 AM
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The first Medal of Honor before this last POS was way better...They should at least try to do another one tho.

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Comment #37 by Crims0nPenguin
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 08:58:24 AM
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EA has no one to blame but themselves on this one.

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Comment #38 by mr wong tong
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:06:21 AM
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It breaks my heart so many people bought that premium for so much. You know future games will have these like crazy now. I seriously miss the days of disks. I cant bring myself to spend £30 on dlc knowing i cant trade it in for a single penny. Maybe I'm just really tight...

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Comment #39 by DemoMCN
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 09:18:06 AM
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Shame but expected.

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Comment #40 by SilvereX
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 11:56:14 AM
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@34 Whether you like using iron sights or not is irrelevant. Iron sights in Medal of Honor: Allied Assault would ruin the game.

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Comment #41 by roza
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 01:50:48 PM
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Maybe if they kept it as it was on PS1 and 2, a zany, balls to the wall, WWII war shooter with more emphasis on fun than realism. Then it would be more fun.

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Comment #42 by Harry Lloyd
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 02:26:01 PM
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Just make a good WWII MoH, and everyone will buy it.

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Comment #43 by Dr Popodopolus
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 05:37:27 PM
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fak u EA, you did this to yourselves. Giving the franchise to an irrelevant developer.

R.I.P. WW2 MoH

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Comment #44 by wickedclowns95
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 06:23:28 PM
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I foresaw this coming after the last game failed to meet people's expectations.

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Comment #45 by BasqueNYC
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 @ 07:58:54 PM
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Warfighter is probably the fastest price drop I've ever seen its already down to 29 clams shit ill see the bargain bin coming soon with a sign "buy 1 get 10 free" sign next to it...

....hmmm is it really that bad I havnt even opened mine,it's just sittin there next to my tv like a orphaned red haired child waiting to be chosen

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