Apparently Titanfall wasn’t always destined to be an Xbox/PC exclusive. According to a report in The Final Hours of Titanfall, there was ample opportunity for Sony to secure the shooter for release on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita.
The report reveals that Sony wasn’t willing to give Respawn Entertainment the tools needed to make a PlayStation 4 version of the game, as details about the new console were not public knowledge. However, they were willing to push forward with a PlayStation Vita version of the game.
With Electronic Arts publishing the title, they struck a deal with Microsoft that left PlayStation owners out of the picture when it comes to one of the best multiplayer games of 2014. The report suggests that Titanfall might not have been developed at all, if Microsoft hadn’t partially funded the game.
The rest of the story is history. Titanfall launched last month for the Xbox One and PC, and recent sales data shows that it was the top selling game of the month. Though the same data also reveals that Sony not having Titanfall isn’t hurting them too badly. They are very much winning the console war at the moment, having sold 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles since November.
While they might have had their issues in getting Titanfall to PlayStation this time around, the probability of a sequel is high. Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella has already expressed interest in bringing Titanfall 2 to all platforms.