Medal of Honor was one of the few World War II shooters that had my butt cheeks clenching from the intensity it delivered at the time. It was a solid franchise for a few releases until EA decided that milking the series beyond belief was a great idea. Then, the franchise went to shit, and, like a celebrity death, became nothing but a moment of shock, followed by a tiny footprint in our memories that would spark one we see something in relation to it.
With the release of Call of Duty, Medal of Honor stagnantly withered away and went into hiding. However, it seems that EA will once again revive the series.
“In the months ahead, you’ll hear more about our plans to revitalize core IP, including the Medal of Honor franchise,” EA Games label boss Frank Gibeau said (thanks to Joystiq for this info).
Although Call of Duty is now the on the throne of war shooters, we can expect the Medal of Honor series to probably come back a little stronger than before. If you’ve seen what EA has done with Battlefield 3, you’ll know that the next Medal of Honor might indeed give the Call of Duty series huge competition. Two franchises recognized both for their unique and engaging stories and gameplay will go head-to-head pretty soon. When, however, is the question we’re all looking forward to. Stay tuned, ladies and gentlemen. We will keep you posted as news comes in.