Electronic Arts has officially called it quits with the Medal of Honor franchise after an earnings report filed yesterday.
Company COO Peter Moore has revealed that the decision comes from the critical and commercial failure of the latest entry to the series, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, stating the game was “an obvious miss.” Moore also mentions that reviews for the game were “lower than it deserved,” but that the overall decline of the series was enough for EA to pull the game “out of the rotation.”
The Medal of Honor series was one of the top first-person shooter franchises when it debuted on the original PlayStation in 1999, spawning several sequels that went on to revolutionize the genre. The series told several different stories set during the World War 2 era, and Medal of Honor: Frontline for the PlayStation 2 is often regarded as one of the best in the series.
After years of declining sales, EA rebooted the series and brought it to a modern setting in 2010. The game was met with average reviews, leading the company to produce a sequel in the form of Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The game was instantly shunned by both fans and critics alike, ultimately leading EA to make the decision to shut it down.