EA "Wants To Get Back On Top" In The Shooter Genre
It'd be far too bold to say, "we're going to outdo Call of Duty." That'd be stepping over the line. But even so, EA has gone right up to that line...
During a recent MCV interview with European EA executive Jens Uwe Intat, it's clear the publisher has a ton of faith in their upcoming Medal of Honor reboot. The game will release some time before Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops in November - which certainly helps - but to even be in the same vicinity as the CoD powerhouse is daunting. EA understands this, but that doesn't mean they're nervous or anything. Said Intat:
"We’re not going to outdo Call of Duty with this year’s Medal of Honor but it will get dangerously close. Actually, our long-term strategy in most genres is just to have the best game with the biggest audience. We already have that in the football sector and the racing market – although we can make Need for Speed much bigger. And we certainly want to get back on top for shooters with Medal of Honor."
It's certainly true that the MoH franchise has fallen on hard times over the past few generations after debuting with a big splash on the original PlayStation. It would be great to see a return to glory and in truth, there isn't anything overly presumptuous about the comment above. They seem to have faith in the product and they don't even imply it'll be better than Black Ops; just that the controversial Medal of Honor can hold its own.
So which one are you planning on playing? Or will both be in your library before the year is out?
Related Game(s): Medal of Honor
9/26/2010 8:53:18 PM Ben Dutka