GameSpot and Polygon sources are claiming that Respawn Entertainment and EA have reached a deal that will allow development to begin on Titanfall 2, the sequel to the massive hit just released on PC and Xbox One.
As if a sequel for the game was ever out of the question, the real news comes from which consoles the game will be available for. Sources are claiming that unlike Titanfall, which saw exclusivity on Microsoft platforms Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC, Titanfall 2 will expand beyond Microsoft’s control and be released for the PlayStation 4 as well.
The shift to a multiplatform release would make sense down the line. Titanfall was extensively used to hype the next-generation Xbox One console, but now that both the game and machine have launched to great success, exclusivity is no longer in demand. EA is set to make more money, and Microsoft is set to spend less money to nab a big title out of the gate. Both got what they wanted from this deal.
“We do not comment on rumor or speculation,” an EA representative told Polygon. “Right now all our focus is on supporting all the fans worldwide enjoying Titanfall.”
Respawn founder Vince Zampella also did not comment, and a representative from Respawn declined.
Last September, EA CFO and Executive Vice President Blake J. Jorgenson had expressed his desire to bring the series to other platforms and speculated it would eventually happen. Hopefully, his wishes have come true behind the scenes.
This reminds me a lot of when BioShock ended up going multiplatform. Any PlayStation 4 owners out there willing to look past the console war rhetoric and comes around to the Titanfall series once it comes your way?