Titanfall 2 has gotten a pretty good rap from the media and its fanbase so far, but there was always one major problem: the launch date.
Landing between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was always going to be tricky, and even without COD people were asking: why didn’t EA give Titanfall 2 a little more breathing room from its own franchise? Wouldn’t the popularity of one hurt the other?
EA has defended the timing of both games by saying that Titanfall is about building a franchise in the long term, and that things are fine. But in a new interview at Glixel with Respawn CEO Vince Zampella, the strategy might not have been mutually welcomed.
When asked whether he thought Respawn and Titanfall 2 was getting enough support from the game’s publisher, Electronic Arts, Zampella was pretty blunt. “It’s always a concern,” he replied. “That’s what I’ll say. Especially when you have two games on top of each other.”
And then this exchange happened:
Glixel: Will you make another Titanfall game?
Vince Zampella: We don’t know yet. The game is, critically, a huge success. We’re really happy with all the reviews and the positive sentiment. Sales, it’s too early to tell. We’d definitely like to tell more of the story and the universe. I think it’s pretty safe to assume that we’ll explore more of it. EA might have announced more. Devin?
EA publicist Devin Bennett: What we’ve said is we’re committed to the franchise.
Zampella: So, whatever the fuck that means.