Electronic Arts has pushed its Medal of Honor franchise out of its yearly shooter rotation after the poor showing last year's Medal of Honor: Warfighter gave.

Speaking on the company's financial briefing call earlier today, EA COO Peter Moore neatly ducked any responsibility for Warfighter's performance. ""The game was solid, but the focus on combat authenticity did not resonate with consumers," Moore said. "Critics were polarized and gave the game scores which were, frankly, lower than it deserved."

No mention of a future revival of the series was made, though Moore also noted that the publisher "[has] a plan to bring year-over-year continuity to our shooter offerings."

Setting aside the mass hallucinations that seized critics and gamers alike and threw off their perceptions of Warfighter's quality – obviously, that's the only explanation for the universal disdain for that title's glitchy multiplayer and uninspired solo campaign – what would you like to see EA do with the Medal of Honor franchise?

[via Joystiq]