EA and Respawn Entertainment teamed up to bring Titanfall to Xbox and PC platforms last year, leaving PlayStation owners out in the cold. With Sony’s large installed base of PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles, the Xbox console exclusive likely ate into potential profits that the shooter could have made had it launched there.
The next Titanfall game will probably have a bigger footprint than just a single platform
A second game in the Titanfall series is likely, and this time around, Titanfall could very well wind up on PlayStation consoles. EA CFO Blake Jorgensen recently spoke at the Stifel 2015 Technology, Internet & Media Conference revealing EA’s potential plans for the series.
“Last year it was on Xbox only. In the future, we haven’t yet announced, but we’ll probably have another Titanfall game. It will probably be a bigger footprint than just a single platform. I think that’s a huge positive for us,” revealed Jorgensen.
Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella has gone on record to express his interest in making Respawn’s games for all platforms, and that the exclusivity agreement with Microsoft was only for the first game. Leading up to the launch of the shooter last year, Geoff Keighley’s “The Final Hours of Titanfall” revealed that the game could have come to the PlayStation 4, but Sony refused to give Respawn Entertainment the tools needed to make their game on the yet unannounced console.
PlayStation fans shouldn’t be getting too excited about the original Titanfall coming to their platform anytime soon. Back in 2013, Jorgensen said Titanfall was an IP that was exclusive to Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC for the life of the title. Though we have seen these things turn around in the past between EA and Microsoft. The original Mass Effect was an Xbox exclusive when it launched in 2007, but a Mass Effect trilogy arrived that finally brought the exclusive to PlayStation consoles.