Medal of Honor dishonourably discharged?


EA may have put its Call of Duty contender to bed following a bloody nose at retail.

Electronic Arts has announced that future development of FPS franchise Medal of Honor will taking a hitatus after losing out in retail battle with rival series Call of Duty.

Citing Medal of Honor: Warfighter's inability to meet sales expectation, the mega-publisher said it was taking the series "out of rotation".

"We haven’t announced a new project for the Medal of Honor development team, although there are other projects in development in Los Angeles and throughout our other EA studios," the company told GameSpot.

"Medal of Honor is a great franchise with a storied past. We recognise and appreciate the value of the franchise. We’re going to give Medal of Honor a rest while we plan its return. We haven’t made any decision on how or when it will return."

Recently, the latest Medal of Honor and Call of Duty games came under fire from Pakistani authorities for portraying the country in a negative life.

Citing gameplay that involved killing the country's military forces and a story that implied the region's intelligence agency was in cahoots with terrorists, local regulators banned the games from stores.

"The games (Medal of Honor: Warfighter and Call of Duty: Black Ops II) have been developed against Pakistan, and the association has completely banned their sale," commented the All Pakistan CD, DVD, Audio Cassette Traders and Manufacturers Association.

"Shopkeepers are warned and will be responsible for the consequences if found purchasing or selling these games."



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