Last year at this time, we were being told that Battlefield 3
was going to be EA/DICE's ass-kicking, record-breaking, Bobby Kotick-castrating phenomenon. It was the fight of the century -- the year before, Call of Duty: Black Ops
had positively killed every single game sales record out there, and Modern Warfare 3
would be lighting up the Fall season. Bad Company 2
had won over tons of fans with its taut multiplayer and great handling, and Battlefield 3
was going to be next.
It's safe to say that EA's goals were lofty, overly ambitious, even. But on the whole, Battlefield 3
was a respectable game with some powerhouse gameplay mechanics and a lot of multiplayer action. It just didn't sell 15 million copies.
Well, EA is looking back to the Medal of Honor franchise to carry the flag in Autumn, as Activision rolls out what will assuredly be another CoD title. The game is officially called Medal of Honor: Warfighter, and will be dropping in September. The whole thing is going to be built by Danger Close, who spearheaded the singleplayer campaign in the franchise reboot, in all modes of the game including the multiplayer.
So, what do you think folks? I'm not a big fan of the game's name. Medal of Honor: Warfighter sounds a little bit like "Guys With Guns: Army" or "The Heisman: Football Players!" However that has nothing to do with a game's quality. Quality-wise, I anticipate we'll get another solid shooter that stands in line right next to all over 100,000 mil-shooters that are out there right now.