EA lowers Medal of Honor Warfighter expectations, but will continue to 'support' game

EA admits that Medal of Honor: Warfighter will not meet financial expectations, and as such, has lowered expectations for the game.

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It's not a sign of confidence when a publisher refuses to send review copies of their game until the day of its release. That's what EA did with Medal of Honor Warfighter, a game torn apart by critics.

EA admits that the game will not meet financial expectations, and as such, has lowered expectations for the game. EA's Frank Gibeau said that while the company "takes quality very seriously," he believes the reviews are not in line with the company's internal testing, adding "while we're disappointed in the critical response, we believe this is a good game."

"We will continue to support this game through the holidays," Gibeau added, noting that there will be one map pack in collaboration with the upcoming Bin Laden film, Zero Dark Thirty. However, given the tepid response to the latest Medal of Honor game, one has to wonder what the future for this franchise will be.

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    October 30, 2012 3:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, EA lowers Medal of Honor Warfighter expectations, but will continue to 'support' game.

    EA admits that Medal of Honor: Warfighter will not meet financial expectations, and as such, has lowered expectations for the game.

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      October 30, 2012 3:33 PM

      Surprise, game you didn't give early to reviewers is bad?

      Nawwwww

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        October 30, 2012 4:58 PM

        Did you see the live Quick Look on Giant Bomb last week? EA sent them a stack of pizzas, the game, and 4 pages of day-one patch notes. It makes me think that EA didn't want reviewers to play the original game code on the disc, which makes me wonder how bad it would be if someone played it on a non-connected console.

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      October 30, 2012 3:41 PM

      So by support they mean that they will still try to make even more money off people that buy it with DLC rather than try to address any issues found with it via a patch?

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        October 30, 2012 5:01 PM

        The DLC's done or almost done; any patches beyond the day one patch would take weeks or months of post-release dev work. It makes me wonder exactly how far under sales expectations Warfighter sold, and what the long-term plan is for Danger Close. I hope they stay open, but aren't stuck developing another Medal of Honor game to release in 2014, because they've proven that 2 years isn't long enough for them to make something better than Call of Duty, sales-wise or quality-wise.

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      October 30, 2012 3:48 PM

      This game is insanely fun and have no idea what people are seeing.

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        October 30, 2012 3:54 PM

        we're seeing a audience of people fucking tired of nationalistic, jingoist manshooters

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          October 30, 2012 7:18 PM

          With all respect to your opinon, I honestly don't think people would enjoy a moraly gray, super-realistic shooter, either.

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            October 30, 2012 9:40 PM

            the fundamental skill of aiming and shooting can be applied to the morally gay, unrealistic shooter.

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            October 30, 2012 10:58 PM

            Don't know about the super-realistic part, but The Line was pretty well-loved by the few who played it.

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              October 30, 2012 11:18 PM

              I mostly heard people forcing themselves to play through a rather average game to see the interesting and new ideas and plot points. I'm not sure I heard anyone say they loved it, ever.

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                October 31, 2012 12:06 AM

                Okay, let's mince words. Prometheus said he didn't think people would enjoy it.

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          October 30, 2012 9:58 PM

          I sure wish the words jingoist and zeitgeist would get out of style. Everyone isn't morrissey.

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            October 31, 2012 12:12 AM

            AFAIC, "everyone isn't" = "no one is". I prefer "not everyone is".

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          November 2, 2012 12:04 AM

          Derp!

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        October 30, 2012 7:20 PM

        Good for you if you enjoy it, even though you may be in the minority. What makes it so enjoyable to you?

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        October 30, 2012 7:29 PM

        Agreed, The game is a ton of fun. If they could only fix the bugs now!

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        October 30, 2012 9:53 PM

        Multiplayer is fun and has potential, albeit buggy as hell.

        Single player is so generic it's god damn pathetic.

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          October 30, 2012 11:10 PM

          Does it do many things different from their first entry?

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      October 30, 2012 4:07 PM

      well sometimes if you want a fair review you have to jerk the reviewers off a bit and if that means giving out review copies so they can have reviews out on time so they're not giving your game a rushed review ASAP after launch day with a sour demeanour and look on their face then that's what you gotta do.

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      October 30, 2012 4:12 PM

      We believe MOH:WF is a "good" game and we will continue to "support" it.

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      October 30, 2012 5:59 PM

      Doesn't matter. Just another EA game I will be adding to the 'didn't buy because it's not available on STEAM' list. Fuck you EA. So many titles I don't buy because your an idiot. Here is a thought, release your fucking games on both STEAM and Origin. Build your game distribution Cloud service while not fucking those of us that are already happy with the leader. Fucktarfs. I hate you EA.

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      October 30, 2012 6:58 PM

      I love MOH and I dont plan on getting BLOPS. I have it on 360 but EA give your head a shake, release it on steam. Stop making less with Origin and take it to the big leagues on steam. Steam makes it so easy to get games. I like everyone else has a huge back log on steam cause its on sale.

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      October 30, 2012 9:22 PM

      the game is nothing special. But its not a "bad" game

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      October 30, 2012 9:24 PM

      EA not sure you're going to read this. I DID NOT BUY THIS GAME because of the online pass. Sorry Danger Close it's just as simple as that.

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      October 30, 2012 9:39 PM

      the future for this franchise needs to be single player... make battlefield multiplayer, and medal of honor single player...

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        October 30, 2012 9:55 PM

        They'd have to make some major, major changes. The only hint of innovation in this game is in the multiplayer. The buddy system is great. Single player has nothing, absolutely nothing that stands out.

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        October 30, 2012 9:59 PM

        or better yet just get rid of both and start a single new ip that concentrates on both mp & sp.

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      October 30, 2012 10:01 PM

      TBH, I don't mind that it's on Origin. I don't really. What bothers me is the price tag. And for comparison I'm not buying Blops 2 either due to said factor.

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      October 31, 2012 7:28 AM

      How about getting rid of Modern War shooters? Please GOD move to sci-fi, or the past, or alternate timelines.

      WWII was fun, and they could have made TONS more MoH games set in WWII, and hopefully still can now that respawn is back under EA (see 2015 Studios, Im not going to explain).

      Modern war just seems so generic. The guns are one of 3 types (basically), and sound relatively the same, and feel the same, and its all bland and desert-y, so it looks the same too. Boring.

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        October 31, 2012 8:35 AM

        I blame reality TV. Reality shows took over cable, so channels like the History Channel show less and less shows about history and specifically WWII. Less WWII talk means fewer WWII stories means fewers WWII video game level ideas.

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      October 31, 2012 8:21 AM

      Guess they should have released the MP beta earlier and actually listened to the problems noted before making the game gold.

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        October 31, 2012 8:30 AM

        Nah, i was in the closed beta like 6-8 months ago, they heard the issues then.

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      April 11, 2013 9:52 AM

      Guys if you want to try this game out , just go to Mygame9.com and download it from there.

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