EA CFO Blake Jorgensen highlights the success of the sequel even if it didn’t meet internal expectations.
Respawn’s Titanfall 2 has had a rather mixed bag of fortunes since launching last year. Though it received strong critical praise, especially for its campaign, and has provided free DLC to players, it was sandwiched between the launches of Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Many feel that it underperformed as a result, a fact reiterated by the developer.
However, that doesn’t mean the game utterly failed. EA senior VP and chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen revealed as much in an earnings call following FY Q2 2018 financial results. The transcript (provided by SeekingAlpha) quotes Jorgensen as stating, “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.”
It may not be the utter smash hit that Battlefield 1 was but Respawn continues to remain dedicated to the game, releasing a Halloween Update with new weapon skins, changes to Frontier Defense and Reaper modes, and much more. The developer has also dropped hints about where the franchise could go next though it may be a while before Titanfall 3 is actually a reality.