Thank Electronic Arts, as usual.
In case you were aware, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, the sequel to Danger Close’s modern day reboot of the series, is coming out on October 23rd for North America. But you might not think that, given how no reviews have come up in the past few days. Has the game been delayed? Cancelled? Deleted from the Internet.
Not really. According to several publications and online sites like Gametrailers, Electronic Arts just didn’t send any review copies out. Yet. From Gametrailer original podcast, “Just want to talk a little about our Medal of Honor: Warfighter review. Our review is going up pretty late. EA has decided not to send us copies of the game until the day it ships. If you’ve watched the show over the last few years, I think you know: BUYER BEWARE, maybe?”
It’s since been confirmed that Electronic Arts will be sending out review copies only on the date of the game’s release, as confirmed by Gamespot’s Kevin VanOrd via Twitter.
“That is true; we did not receive review copies of Medal of Honor. We won’t start playing until the game is released.”
So it seems we’ll only start seeing reviews the day the game releases. A sign of things to come? Hopefully, this isn’t just EA playing the “don’t need negative criticism” card.