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'Medal of Honor' series put on hold after 'Warfighter' performance

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Electronic Arts has announced that it is taking an extended break from the Medal of Honor series.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter's lower than expected review scores and poor reception from players have made EA rethink plans for the next game.

Medal of Honor Warfighter multiplayer map Somalia Strongold

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Medal of Honor Warfighter multiplayer map Somalia Strongold

© EA



"The game was solid, but the focus on combat authenticity did not resonate with consumers," EA COO Peter Moore said during a recent financial call.

"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."

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."


EA's other shooter offerings include the Battlefield series and Bad Company spin-offs. During the call, EA revealed that Battlefield 3 Premium has seen 2.9 million subscribers and produced $108 million (£68.4 million) in revenue.

The company is also publishing the upcoming shooter Crysis 3, which EA says has seen a 40 percent increase in pre-orders over Crysis 2.

The Crysis 3 multiplayer beta launched recently on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 ahead of the game's release on February 19 in North America and on February 22 in Europe for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

> Read Digital Spy's 'Medal of Honor: Warfighter' review

Watch the launch trailer for Medal of Honor: Warfighter below:

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