EA’s said that Medal of Honor needs to sell 3 million units for a sequel to be possible.
Executive producer Greg Goodrich told the New York Times that if it doesn’t reach the target, “I’m not going to be able to do another one.”
It’s also revealed in the NYT piece that the game was once known as Medal of Honor: Anaconda before the subtitle was dropped.
The original pitch was based on a failed operation known as Anaconda. It was dropped by EA as the company felt it would have “hit a little too close to home,” adding it would have “put a sour taste in our brothers’ mouths.”
The piece also quotes a designer from the game saying how EA wants the player to be feel like they were in Afghanistan, and not in a movie like Modern Warfare.
Medal of Honor launches on October 15 for PS3, 360 and PC.