Electronic Arts hopes Medal of Honor can be a "sustainable long-term franchise", with the upcoming 'Warfighter' looking to offer an "authentic experience of being in combat".
EA Labels's Frank Gibeau reflected on the franchise and its 2010 reboot, which according to some analysts has contributed to poor pre-orders for the latest iteration.
However, EA is hoping to ensure the longevity of the brand going forward with innovative features and realistic gameplay in Warfighter.
The 2010 Medal of Honor "definitely delivered on a lot of fronts," said Mr Gibeau, but "[in] a couple of fronts, it didn’t."
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"We weren’t as pleased with the quality as we had hoped to be. And our goal with this version was to change things up a bit," he explained.
Warfighter is being built from the ground up using the powerful Frostbite 2.0 Engine, technology that made last year's Battlefield 3 a graphical and technological marvel.
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"We added some resources from our DICE Studio in Stockholm. And we’ve tried some very innovative things this time around with multiplayer and some other things,” said Mr Gibeau.
EA is "tracking to grow the franchise" from the 2010 game.
"And our goal is to continue to have Medal of Honor as part of our portfolio going forward.”
Source: Seeking Alpha
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