Electronic Arts has admitted that the critical response to its latest Medal of Honor game "fell below our expectations".
Speaking at an investor call, company exec Frank Gibeau said that professional critic reviews of Medal of Honor: Warfighter were below internal company reviews.
Gibeau said the company was convinced that Warfighter was nevertheless a solid game, one which will continue to be supported throughout the holiday.
"We take product quality very seriously," Gibeau added.
"We are not happy with how Warfighter has been received."
Despite a Metacritic score at around the 50 per cent range, Warfighter nevertheless debuted at number one in the UK.
Further reading: Medal of Honor Warfighter review