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#1 Andrew

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 19:43

Report: EA secures rights to Titanfall 2
The option was reportedly contingent on original game's performance, which we understand has been quite strong.
by Eddie Makuch on March 19, 2014
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Electronic Arts has secured sequel rights for Respawn Entertainment's multiplayer shooter Titanfall, a reputable source has informed GameSpot.

 

The option to land Titanfall 2 was based on the performance of the original, our source said. Official sales data is not available, but from what we're hearing, Titanfall has performed well and even helped boost Xbox One sales. We already know that's true in the UK.

 

An EA representative told GameSpot, "We do not comment on rumor or speculation. Right now all our focus is on supporting all the fans worldwide enjoying Titanfall."

 

The original Titanfall is available only on Xbox and PC platforms. Terms of EA's agreement to publish Titanfall 2 are not clear, so we don't know yet if PlayStation and/or Nintendo fans will get a crack at the rumored next game in the series.

 

EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said previously that he is "sure" that potential sequels to Titanfall could come to PlayStation and/or Nintendo platforms.

 

Titanfall launched March 11 for Xbox One and PC. The Xbox 360 version was delayed again today to a release on April 8. For more, check out our Titanfall review.

 

http://www.gamespot....2/1100-6418404/




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Posted 19 March 2014 - 19:52

MS probably had a go at this, but it's EA, if it's not coming out for your internet enabled fridge it's not EA.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 19:54

Heh - quite strong.  Two words - massive UNDERstatement!

 

Even the XB360 port (not done by Respawn) has been delayed - likely because they got a look at the final XB1/PC product and dragged theirs back to the garage for more rework.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 20:00

Heh - quite strong.  Two words - massive UNDERstatement!

 

Even the XB360 port (not done by Respawn) has been delayed - likely because they got a look at the final XB1/PC product and dragged theirs back to the garage for more rework.

 

What i was thinking too!



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 20:06

And lemme guess, it'll come out this time next year too. Cause we need yet another annual franchise of sameyness.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 20:12

Drop a Titan on it?  :woot:



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 20:15

Hmm. I figured Respawn had more class than to stick with EA after the Xbox/PC only BS they pulled with Titanfall (1). There go my hopes for a non-Origin (Steam) version of Titanfall 2. Oh well. Looks like I'll be skipping that one too.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 21:01

Hmm. I figured Respawn had more class than to stick with EA after the Xbox/PC only BS they pulled with Titanfall (1). There go my hopes for a non-Origin (Steam) version of Titanfall 2. Oh well. Looks like I'll be skipping that one too.

Which leads to the following - why is Steam that important?

 

I have both Steam and Origin installed - is one that more important than the other - even from a MP standpoint?

 

You and I are even in the same part of the US (eastern US) - unless you have a rather strange ISP, the bandwidth issue (Steam vs. Origin) is either miniscule or zero.

 

Or do you simply hate/despise EA?



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 21:10

Which leads to the following - why is Steam that important?

 

I have both Steam and Origin installed - is one that more important than the other - even from a MP standpoint?

 

You and I are even in the same part of the US (eastern US) - unless you have a rather strange ISP, the bandwidth issue (Steam vs. Origin) is either miniscule or zero.

 

Or do you simply hate/despise EA?

I gotta say even if it was a long time ago Origin didn't used to be all that great.  I wouldn't say it deserves the reputation anymore, but I'm not surprised it has it.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 00:13

Which leads to the following - why is Steam that important?

 

I have both Steam and Origin installed - is one that more important than the other - even from a MP standpoint?

 

You and I are even in the same part of the US (eastern US) - unless you have a rather strange ISP, the bandwidth issue (Steam vs. Origin) is either miniscule or zero.

 

Or do you simply hate/despise EA?

 

I think mostly because Steam was there first so you'd have many games on it already. Then Origin came along, making you have to install a separate app just so that you can play the game you want

 

That, and/or people hate EA so much :)

 

Myself? Don't really care. Open the app, play the game, then close/quit the app once you've finished playing. Easy



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 00:29

Sim City's next DLC will allow you to run Angel City. Make sure you built conveniently placed walls for optimal pilot mobility and keep up with factory production for Hammond Industries.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 00:35

Hmm. I figured Respawn had more class than to stick with EA after the Xbox/PC only BS they pulled with Titanfall (1). There go my hopes for a non-Origin (Steam) version of Titanfall 2. Oh well. Looks like I'll be skipping that one too.

 

You wont miss out on much.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:40

So I guess Titanfall 2 will be coming to the PS4.. probably Wii U if they use the same engine as the first one.

 

Not really excited about it tbh, I prefer to play fps on PC rather than console and its already on PC plus its a new I.P now with new mechanics (jetpacks+mechs) but Titanfall 2 will just be more of the same. 



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:58

Thought it was always understood that Titanfall was like Mass Effect and Bioshock et al, basically a timed exclusive. Fully expect it to be on PS4 next year, or even by the end of this year. Of course right now it's "we have no plans, for the life of the product", but that could mean any number of things. Titanfall 2 will defo come out on PS4. EA won't allow MS to lock this down, and i don't think MS are willing to pay EA prices.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 03:07

Thought it was always understood that Titanfall was like Mass Effect and Bioshock et al, basically a timed exclusive. Fully expect it to be on PS4 next year, or even by the end of this year. Of course right now it's "we have no plans, for the life of the product", but that could mean any number of things. Titanfall 2 will defo come out on PS4. EA won't allow MS to lock this down, and i don't think MS are willing to pay EA prices.

 

 

According to sources: http://www.polygon.c...nt-be-microsoft

 

TitanFall 2 wont be a Microsoft exclusive.

 

Not surprised after it was said sales projections of TitanFall on the PS4 and PS3 would've made more money for EA than the exclusivity rights that Microsoft paid them:

http://www.gamepur.c...ial-metric.html

"Sony also used it's own metrics in a meeting with EA last week and showed them what they would have sold on the ps3 and ps4. The money EA took from MS doesn't even begin to cover it. The EA guys went over the math and agreed. EA is in full 'We're so sorry, Sony' mode currently.