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Medal of Honor taken 'out of rotation' due to poor performance

EA: "The focus on combat authenticity did not resonate"

EA has announced during its third quarter financial call that Medal of Honor: Warfighter has been taken "out of rotation".

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According to EA COO Peter Moore, the game's poor performance means that the publisher will not continue with the series. "The game was solid, but the focus on combat authenticity did not resonate with consumers," he said.

"Critics were polarised and gave the game scores which were frankly lower than deserved. This one is behind us now. We are taking Medal of Honor out of rotation and have to bring year-over-year continuity to our shooter offerings."

Moore blamed the game's performance on "slowdown that impacted the entire sector" as well as poor critical and commercial reception.

Meanwhile, EA labels president Frank Gibeau said "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."

In more positive news for EA, sales of FIFA 13 have beaten those for FIFA 12 by 23 per cent.

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