Titanfall 2 rights secured by EA Games, won’t be Microsoft exclusive
EA Games has secured the rights to create a Titanfall sequel, with a report suggesting it will not be a Microsoft exclusive.
PlayStation gamers may be able to play Titanfall 2 according to a new report that the sequel will not be exclusive to the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.
According to a “reputable” Gamespot source, EA Games has secured the rights to a Titanfall sequel following the excellent reception to the recently released online-only FPS.
Although sales figures for the game haven’t been released, Titanfall helped see a huge increase in Xbox One sales. In fact, Xbox One sales figures nearly doubled thanks to the Titanfall Xbox One bundle, with overall sales up 96 per cent.
What’s interesting is that the terms of EA Games’ rights acquisition isn’t quite as clear cut as with the original title. It’s possible that PS4 and potentially Nintendo Wii U gamers too will see Titanfall 2 launched for their console of choice.
Previously, EA Games CFO Blake Jorgensen said that potential sequels to Titanfall could fall under the multiplatform umbrella “for sure”.
At the tail end of 2013, Jorgensen announced that Titanfall was to be a Microsoft exclusive “for the life of the title”. However Vince Zampella, founder of Respawn Entertainment, then followed up on the revelation via Twitter, suggesting that exclusivity might not have always been planned.
“Always MS exclusive at launch, great partner and focus is good for a startup. EA made a deal for the rest, we only found out recently,” tweeted Zampella.
Earlier this month, prominent games industry analyst Michael Pachter said Titanfall 2 would not be an Xbox One exclusive.
“I think this might be the last exclusive you see for a long long time that’s third party,” said Pachter. “I think had [EA Games] known at the time when they made the decision to go exclusive Xbox, had they known that the Xbox One was going to be $100 more than the PS4 I think they wouldn’t have done it. I think that they believe that Microsoft was going to kick Sony’s butt this cycle.”
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