Medal of Honor was one of the most defining first-person shooters on the PlayStation 1 platform. More than ten years later, over a dozen iterations of the series have been released, several of which have been very popular. Sadly, according to an employee of the team working on the upcoming Medal of Honor title, if the game doesn’t succeed then that might very well spell the end for the franchise.
Greg Goodrich, Executive Producer at EA, was interviewed privately by The New York Times back in June. During the discussion, Goodrich revealed that the following will happen if EA doesn’t manage to sell at least three million copies of Medal of Honor:
“I’m not going to be able to do another one.”
The assumption is that this number applies to the totality of all versions of the game, which is more than feasible given the game’s budget and title. However, if for whatever reason Electronic Arts doesn’t manage to succeed with the latest installment in it’s decade-old series, then Medal of Honor fans will be short of luck and Call of Duty will reign as emperor of the FPS genre. Hopefully this won’t happen, but given that it’s release window is in the most competitive part of the year next to games like Gran Turismo 5 and Call of Duty: Black Ops, it’s a grim possibility.