EA: Medal of Honor Needs a Break
Following the commercial and critical failures of both Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) and Star Trek: Enterprise (2005), Paramount decided the best thing to do was to give the franchise a rest and try again in a few years. It appears that Electronic Arts has decided to take a page from their book and will do the same.
After the commercial and critical shortcomings of Medal of Honor (2010) and Medal of Honor: Warfighter (2012), the publisher recently decided to take the franchise, “out of the rotation,” effectively ending what was looking like a bi-annual development cycle shifting between Battlefield and Medal of Honor each year. While initial reports lead to speculation that the Medal of Honor franchise was being put on hold indefinitely, some new comments from an EA executive appear to hint that Medal of Honor may be back much sooner than we think.
“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,” said EA’s chief creative director, Rich Hilleman, “There’s always someone at EA who’s sticking up for any number of the properties we have…there’s always somebody at EA who loves a property. That property will come back when it’s time is right and there’s someone to carry it.”
Is anyone at EA still interested in Mirror’s Edge? I am just curious.