Medal of Honor: Warfighter is out now in the US, and is hitting store shelves in the UK this Friday - but you wouldn't know it by looking at your favourite games website or magazine. No reviews of the game have been published. At all.
The lack of review coverage is a worrying sign for Electronic Arts and Danger Close, which received mixed reviews for 2010's Medal of Honor
reboot. EA is, allegedly
, holding off from sending review copies to members of the press until the day of release. Such moves are rarely a vote of publisher confidence.
According to analyst Doug Creutz of Cowen & Company (via CVG
will be lucky to sell just half of the five million copies tallied by its 2010 predecessor. "Medal of Honor: Warfighter
appears likely to be a major disappointment. While we believe Street expectations for MoH:W
sales have moderated significantly, likely down to the 3-4MM unit range, we are concerned that those expectations may still be too high.
"Based on our read of pre-release tracking data, we think the game might struggle to sell through 2 million units worldwide."
EA, for its part, announced that it has launched a rather meaty day one patch for the game. "This patch is for consoles as well as PC and includes a multitude of fixes for both the Single-Player and Multiplayer experience, and our team heartily encourages all Medal of Honor Warfighter
players to download and install the patch as soon as they are able," the company notes.
What do you think, readers? A case of 'buyer beware'? Or a totally misunderstood situation?