Just over a year ago, Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts launched Titanfall, a highly popular multiplayer shooter game for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC that generated a great interest in the video game world – despite the fact that it never came to the best-selling PlayStation 4 platform. However, if the latest business decision by Respawn is any indication, this issue will soon be resolved.
Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella confirmed that the sequel, Titanfall 2, is in the works, and, for the first time, it will make its way to the PlayStation 4 console, along with Xbox One and PC. This comes as a sigh of relief to many Sony system owners who missed out on the first game.
“I guess EA announced a sequel, so I could play coy and pretend I don’t know anything about it, or… yeah. So we’re working on a sequel,” Zampella explained to GamesIndustry International. “No official name yet, but we’re working on that. That’s the main focus but we’re starting up a second team and doing some smaller stuff too. Small, exploratory, taking it slow! It’ll be multiplatform.”
When it came to missing out on the opportunity to make the original Titanfall multiplatform, Respawn COO Dusty Welch explained, “It would have been prohibitive to do that — we definitely made the right choices for the right reasons — but if you’re saying what would we have liked to have done The opportunity to be multiplatform could have made it even more significant for us.”
However, with Titanfall 2, Respawn appears to have better ideas with the franchise, introducing PlayStation fans into the fold while keeping loyal Xbox One and PC gamers coming back for more. It’s a sharp business move, especially considering that most of EA’s franchises these days, like tomorrow’s release of Battlefield Hardline, end up on more than one platform.
There’s no release date on Titanfall 2 just yet, but some details could be revealed as soon as June, when EA will be out in full force at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. So, suffice to say, fans should prepare to Titanfall.