Published on January 30th, 2013 | by Kyle Spencer, Editor
Dishonorable Discharge: EA Pulls Medal of Honor ‘out of rotation’
During EA’s earnings call for the third quarter of their fiscal year, EA COO Peter Moore said that due to poor critical response and disappointing sales for Medal of Honor: Warfighter, the series is being pulled from the publisher’s bi-yearly rotation.
“Medal of Honor was an obvious miss,” Moore said. “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, frankly, lower than it deserved. 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.”
Medal of Honor: Warfighter was released October 2012. It received a 7.5 out of 10 from GAMINGtruth.
Battlefield, which has been more successful for EA, has added to the company’s revenue stream. Battlefield 3 Premium hit 2.9 million subscribers, generating about $108 million in sales as of Dec. 31, 2012.