In spite of Titanfall 2’s disappointing sales performance, EA bosses Blake Jorgensen and Andrew Wilson have reiterated the company’s commitment to the franchise.
During the recent earnings call, Wilson stated that Respawn, and EA, are in for the long haul. “The expectation is that Respawn will continue to support and grow the Titanfall community through Titanfall 2,” he said. “And over time we’ll work out what the right cadence for next version of Titanfall is and/or any other titles they’re working on.”
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The pair were questioned on both the game’s failure to meet sales expectations, the proximity of Titanfall’s launch to that of Battlefield 1, and plans to release free updates that don’t require a season pass.
“We believe that Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, while they have some overlap, fulfill very different motivations in what a player is looking for,” said Jorgensen.
“[Titanfall] is something that we plan to be working with them on for many, many years to come, and there’s huge opportunity inside of that franchise to continue to expand it. Part of the strategy of building a franchise is you have a long view.”
Titanfall 2 debuted at number 4 in the UK gaming charts and has so far failed to best its predecessor in terms of sales. This comes as disappointing news for Respawn and EA as the game has been critically lauded, however, Titanfall 2 is facing stiff competition from the deluge of games arriving before Christmas.
This may all add up to a disappointing second-landing, but it sounds like Titanfall, and Respawn, aren’t going anywhere for the moment.