EA Vice President Says Medal of Honor Didn’t Meet Quality Expectations

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EA Games Vice President Patrick Soderlund spoke on Medal of Honor recently in an interview with EG. He expressed some very interesting opinions regarding Medal of Honor’s overall reception. When speaking of how Medal of Honor was perceived by reviewers he simply said that “the game is better than today’s reviews are indicating”. He also went on to say that the game did not meet the publishers “quailty expectations” which is an interesting statement for an EA VP to make. Here are some full quotes below.

“I’m not going to comment on the sales because EA has an earnings report going out next week [This will actually be released tonight] and we will unveil sales in that meeting.

What I can say is the game didn’t meet our quality expectations. In order to be successful in that space, we’re going to have to have a game that is really, really strong.

Medal of Honor is to some extent judged harsher than it should be. The game is better than today’s reviews are indicating

Despite saying the game did not meet quality expectations, Soderlund proceeds to say that he was proud of what the team produced.

I’m not going to say a specific number. I’m proud of what the game is and proud of what the team did. I just think the market is obviously telling us they think the game is X. We need to convince the market we can make something they appreciate more, particularly to be able to compete.

We’re looking at that clearly. We’re taking that seriously. I’m not at all saying Medal of Honor is a failure. It is a successful reboot of that franchise. We’re going to be strong in the future.

I am not sure what to make of Medal of Honor as I still need to get my hands on it, but one man who does have an opinion is The Koalition’s Fergus Mills who reviewed the game. Check out his review to get his take on Medal of Honor, otherwise let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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