Out of the gate, the word concerning Titanfall 2‘s performance at retail is disappointing. EA made the, I’ll say it, stupid decision to put Titanfall 2 out a week after its own Battlefield 1 and a week before Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

That hurt Titanfall 2. There’s no doubt about it.

EA COO Peter Moore is taking a more positive approach when it comes to Titanfall 2, though. Speaking with GamesIndustry.biz, Moore offers that he’s “optimistic, and certainly at EA we’re not changing our guidance whatsoever.”

Moore points to Black Friday for potential success for games like Titanfall 2

Moore said that the public numbers only cover physical sales, not digital. He explains that digital is continuing to grow.

Moore then goes on to talk about Black Friday, and this is where the really pleasant picture is painted by the COO.

“And we’re going to see in the next few days I’m sure, some of the results of Black Friday… And I think, without giving the game away, I think we’re going to be comforted, if not pleasantly surprised.”

Finally, thanks to the games-as-a-service approach of free multiplayer content for Titanfall 2, Moore is confident that game will ride for a long time.

“One thing we do incredibly well is take a great title like this and leverage it for many years to come…

…We’re going to be selling Titanfall 2 on a global basis for many, many years.”

Hopefully, that’s true.