While Titanfall 2 might have won over critics when it was released in October of last year, it was unfortunately pushed out by publisher EA at the worst possible window given it was sandwiched between EA’s own Battlefield 1, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Obviously, competing in the same release window as two of arguably gaming’s biggest franchises will affect Titanfall 2 sales given it’s a relatively newcomer.
During EA’s financial earnings call for the year, EA executive Blake Jorgensen confirmed that Titanfall 2 sales didn’t meet the publisher’s expectations, but it still “sold well.”
I think most people know that Battlefront, or excuse me, Battlefield 1 last year was a smash success for us and we had a huge Q3 because of that. We also had Titanfall, which while it didn’t meet our original expectation, still sold very well.
Hopefully, future entries in the franchise will be given a better release window than Titanfall 2, given the game does have a sizable player base. In case you’re wondering, Respawn has confirmed that we’ll be seeing more Titanfall in the future, which is a good thing for franchise fans (like me!). We might have to wait for a while though given the studio is currently working on a Star Wars game for EA, and a VR game for the Oculus Rift.
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