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A recent conversation with EA chief creative director Rich Hilleman sheds light on the lackluster performance of recent entries.
In an interview with Rock, Papter Shotgun, Hilleman expressed his belief that Medal of Honor could find a place in the market if EA is able to get the game right. “We don’t think its a genre problem,” Hilleman says. “It’s an execution problem. We don’t think Medal of Honor’s performance speaks to any particular bias in that space against modern settings, World War II, or any of that. It’s much more that we had some things we should’ve done better.”
He goes on to opine that leadership on the recent Medal of Honor titles wasn’t what it could have been. “I think a key part of this is having the right amount of high-quality production talent," he says. "And we didn’t have the quality of leadership we needed to make [Medal of Honor] great. We just have to get the leadership aligned.”
Instead of doubling down on the franchise, he claims that EA will focus its efforts in the genre on Battlefield for the foreseeable future.
What do you think about Medal of Honor taking a few years off?
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hopefully taking a break will make it come back on track.
I think EA needs to take a long and hard look at the products it's making. All of their IP's used to be unique and offered something new. They've slowly all converged to a single point where every single game (other than EA sports games) are a generic shooter that is not worth playing.
A few years ago I loved what EA was doing with having so many new IP's. I was even okay with their online pass, because they were taking chance with their games and doing something creative. This can no longer be said about their company. It's sad to say this, because the games they've published in the last 2 years or so have dropped in quality by quite a lot.
It just didnt do anything that would make it stand out from the crowd. As much as I dont like COD and how it gets so much praise for being a mediocre game, COD did things to make it stand out and be the go-to game for the masses. MOH just kinda copied it with some better graphics and different story... that's not enough to become the NEXT best thing to the masses.
Yay for doubled effort on Battlefield!
EA had great leadership on Medal of Honor in Greg Goodrich and Danger Close. Just look at Medal of Honor 2010's campaign. EA is the one who forced their hand into Warfighter's development and hung Goodrich and DC out to dry in the middle of development.
Its okay to taste failure. Find your mistakes then fix them. You can do better in a positive way.
So now no dumb ass can talk *** about game informer giving biased reviews toward medal of honor.The publishers are admitting their mistakes in the games performance.