Danger Close’s creative director, Rich Farrelly, touches on Medal of Honor 2010’s critical reception, and emphasizes the importance of feedback that the studio has received over the last couple of years in shaping MoH: Warfighter.
“The Metacritic rating was a lot lower than what we would’ve liked,” reckoned Farrelly. “I’m gonna save my comments on what I think about that site! But you know what? It was the best-selling Medal of Honor ever. It came up on 6 million units sold. No one ever mentions that. We’re really proud of that,” he told Games On Net.
Farrelly continued, “I think there was a really high bar of expectation set for us, and maybe we didn’t meet certain aspects of that. The single-player campaign had its issues, but overall I think it stands on its own two feet – and we’ve definitely been listening to the feedback over the past few years, and we’ve been addressing a lot of things.”
The multiplayer component of Medal of Honor 2010 wasn’t perceived to be solid enough to sway players from the likes of Bad Company 2 and Treyarch’s Black Ops. So, when Farrelly was asked if the multiplayer is among what the team at Danger Close is addressing, he stated “especially that [the multiplayer]. This time, we’re developing that in-house.”
Medal of Honor: Warfighter releases on October 23rd in the US, 26th in the UK.