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Medal of Honor: Warfighter Launch ‘Below Expectations’ According to EA

Posted on October 30, 2012 AT 03:58pm

In a conference call to discuss Electronic Arts’ Q2 earnings, EA CEO John Riccitiello stated, “The Medal of Honor launch is coming in below our expectations,” not surprising for a game that is currently sitting with a Metacritic score in the low 50s.

Overall the reception of Warfighter has been brutal, with critics and players alike call out its derivative gameplay and features, lackluster story and poor multiplayer. Still, EA hold out some hope the game will still rack-up decent sales.

EA Labels president Frank Gibeau tried to minimize the impact of the game’s poor sales, saying, “Medal of Honor Warfighter shipped last week to a critical reception that fell below our expectations. While we’re disappointed with the critical response, we believe this is a good game with a receptive audience. The game finished the weekend in the #1 position in the UK. We will continue to support this game through the holidays with sales execution and marketing. This includes a compelling content download tied to the December release of Sony Pictures’ film, Zero Dark Thirty.”

Unfortunately, with Halo 4set to launch in 10 days, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II hitting on November 13, the opportunity to make Warfighter a blockbuster might have passed.

Marc Camron, Senior Editor
Marc Camron is pleased to finally get a little bit of time to enjoy new games this holiday season, even if Batman: Arkham Knight isn't one of them. The rest of the time will be spent getting ready for CES in Vegas, starting on January 5th. At least it should be warmer there than in Colorado.

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