EA Talks Medal Of Honor Quality Problems

by Matt Miller on Feb 12, 2013 at 10:10 AM

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?