While most people say Titanfall 2 was a better game than its predecessor, and despite it appearing on one additional console than the first Titanfall, its sales have not kept up with developer EA’s expectations.
EA CFO Blake Jorgensen made that announcement during an earnings call this week, according to Gamespot, but he didn’t share a specific sales number for the title, which happened to release in close proximity to EA’s other big multiplayer shooter franchise – Battlefield – and the latest Call of Duty game. EA asserted that gamers would buy both Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, but NPD data quickly proved that to be inaccurate.
This comes despite a full single-player campaign that got rave reviews, a free DLC model, and the fact that it was also released on PS4, in addition to the original’s homes of the PC and Xbox One. To its credit, Jorgensen says EA isn’t giving up on the series:
“So, the way we think about Titanfall, is that we have what is one of the best games of this year, and certainly one of the best games in this generation of consoles, in what is this year’s largest category,” He explained. “And we’ve got a development team who have unbelievable pedigree and a commitment to continue to support the community, and we expect to continue to grow that community through the coming fiscal year.”
EA is taking a long-term view on Titanfall 2, noting that Battlefield 4 struggled at launch before selling millions of copies over time, and Jorgensen reminded investors that more DLC for Titanfall 2 is on the way, with the latest update – including the new Live Fire mode – set for this month. That being said, whether or not we have Titanfall 3 is still an uncertainty: Respawn Entertainment founder Vince Zampella says the future of the series is not set in stone, although they would clearly like to make another entry.
- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018