Momentum could be building toward launch
Pre-order numbers for the new Medal of Honor title appear to be gaining some momentum. The news that Electronic Arts needs to ship three million copies of the title or they will not be looking at a sequel for the title could have had at least something to do with it.
The game has been under fire for some content decisions which are believed to have helped elevate the buzz prior to launch, but EA still isn’t expecting the game to outsell the recently released Halo: Reach or Call of Duty: Black Ops. Still, the release is the most aggressive push possible to help elevate EA’s status as a premier source of FPS titles. The company is hopeful that Medal of Honor will help get the publisher back on track in the FPS space.
PC gamers should be able to get a taste of Medal of Honor on the PC when the company starts its beta for the PC multiplayer demo which is expected to arrive for download later today. EA is still expecting the title to ship on time with releases on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC platforms. The title is slated to arrive in North America on October 12th.