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Medal of Honor will be back when the time’s right, says EA

Tuesday, 12th February 2013 21:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Medal of Honor is not dead, EA has assured, it’s just being shelved for a while.

Speaking with RPS, EA chief creative director Rich Hilleman said the issue is on EA’s production end, and not due to over saturation of military shooters.

“We don’t think its a genre problem,” he said. “It’s an execution problem. We don’t think Medal of Honor’s performance speaks to any particular bias in that space against modern settings or World War 2 or any of that. It’s much more that we had some things we should’ve done better.

“What we think right now is that, for the next couple years, we can just have one great thing in that space. So we’re choosing for it to be Battlefield.”

Hilleman said it was better to give Medal of Honor a break rather than release a game that isn’t of the utmost quality.

“I think a key part of this is having the right amount of high-quality production talent,” he said. “And we didn’t have the quality of leadership we needed to make [it] great. We just have to get the leadership aligned. We’re blessed to have more titles than we can do well today. That’s a good problem, frankly. In the long term, we have to make sure we don’t kill those products by trying to do them when we can’t do them well.

“The property will come back when it’s time is right and there’s someone to carry it.”

EA announced during its Q3 results the game had been taking “out of rotation.”

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5 Comments

  1. DSB

    EA not mad, EA just disappoint.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. SameeR_Fisher

    So now it is Danger Close fault ?!, hmmmm maybe, though with Action being the focus in almost every title from EA, it seems EA is the problem.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. BULArmy

    I think we are ready for new high quality WW2 game. I mean after the oversaturation of the genre and everybody going to do “modern” FPSs, there isn’t a single good WW2 shooter. Ok, World at War was only 4 years ago, but still 4 years and not a single very good game. And I have ever associated MoH with WW2, I think they must try that again, leave “modern” to Battlefield.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Talkar

    I’m just waiting for Doom 4 and Quake 5 when it comes to shooters :P

    #4 2 years ago
  5. heroes159

    This is Good. I don’t mind waiting another couple of years. EA got the Talent.Just take all the time & make it right. Im sure I’d really like a world war 2 game too.

    #5 2 years ago

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