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EA Says Medal Of Honor Didn’t Meet Quality Expectations

by Jeff Cork on Nov 02, 2010 at 04:29 AM

EA had high hopes for its Medal of Honor reboot, saying that it was poised to compete directly with the current FPS king, Call of Duty. When the game shipped, however, it was blasted by critics for being buggy, derivative, and uninspired (read our review here). EA has copped to some of those concerns in a recent interview.

Speaking with Eurogamer, senior VP Patrick Soderlund says the publisher was disappointed with the quality of Danger Close’s game. “…I can say is the game didn't meet our quality expectations. In order to be successful in that space, we're going to have to have a game that is really, really strong.”

Soderlund went on to say that he did think that the game was unfairly criticized. “Medal of Honor is to some extent judged harsher than it should be,” he added. “The game is better than today's reviews are indicating.”

Ultimately, he says that the game was a successful reboot, and that the series has a strong future ahead of it. He wouldn’t elaborate on whether Danger Close would be part of that future, though he did say of the studio that “Absolutely they're working on something.”