EA: We Didn't Have Quality Leadership To Make MoH Great
After the disappointment that was Medal of Honor: Warfighter, EA decided to stick with Battlefield and put the MoH franchise on temporary hiatus.
And in a recent Rock, Paper Shotgun interview with EA chief creative director Rich Hilleman, the publisher believes the problems Medal of Honor face don't stem from a genre issue; rather, "it's an execution problem." He says there are quite simply things they "should've done better."
This is why they're sticking with one great shooter franchise, and that is going to be Battlefield for now. It's just that MoH never had the requisite production talent behind it and until EA assembles that talent, the series will remain on hold. Said Hilleman:
"I think a key part of this is having the right amount of high-quality production talent. 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. We're blessed to have more titles than we can do well today. That's a good problem, frankly. In the long term, we have to make sure we don't kill those products by trying to do them when we can't do them well."
We have no doubt that Medal of Honor can be great again. We just know Warfighter wasn't a completely finished product, so maybe it's best to look forward to a new Battlefield right now.
Related Game(s): Medal of Honor: Warfighter
2/12/2013 10:44:38 PM Ben Dutka