Medal of Honor is ready to blow you away next month and EA aims to knock Call of Duty down to become the top played online FPS.

In a recent interview, EA Europe’s Jens Uwe stated that the company feels there is room for another online shooter and that Medal of Honor will eventually take down Activision’s behemoth. A Medal of Honor title hasn’t been released in three years. It may take some time for newer gamers get the brand recognition of the Medal of Honor series, but EA’s goal certainly is feasible.

“We certainly want to get back on top for shooters with Medal of Honor, we’re not going to outdo Call of Duty this year but it will get dangerously close. This is going to be a journey, as it has been with the way FIFA overtook PES.

He then goes on to say that with a strong marketing and advertising, paired with the strength of word of mouth, gamers will come back to the series and help it outperform Call of Duty.

“We actually have two IP bullets in our gun; Battlefield sold very well this spring and in some countries it came close to outperforming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.”

Should make for an interesting battle when Medal Of Honor hits retail stores October 12th.


  1. Not even going to come close. Medal of Honor has VERY poor brand recognition after 3 years on the shelf, while Call of Duty is red hot. This is just silly posturing by EA. Medal of Honor is to Call of Duty what EA MMA will be to UFC Undisputed. Also, the theme of the new Medal of Honor is just too similar to Modern Warfare. Why have both? The install base for MW2 includes MANY(most?) of the individuals who would buy Medal of Honor, and those individuals will most likely choose Black Ops. Expect Medal of Honor to do “fringe” numbers compared to CoD, similar to the way Battlefield Bad Company 2 performed against MW2.