EA has announced that the Medal of Honor has been taken “out of rotation”.
The announcement was made by EA COO Peter Moore, during the company’s third quarter financial call, and the decision was made due to the game’s poor performance, leaving the publisher no choice but to not continue with the series.
“The game was solid, but the focus on combat authenticity did not resonate with consumers,” he said.
“Critics were polarised and gave the game scores which were frankly lower than deserved. This one is behind us now. We are taking Medal of Honor out of rotation and have to bring year-over-year continuity to our shooter offerings.”
Moore blamed the game’s performance on “slowdown that impacted the entire sector” as well as poor critical and commercial reception.
Meanwhile, EA labels president Frank Gibeau said “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.”