Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC
Respawn may look to increase the scope of sales in the future.
Titanfall is currently hot right now. The beta is underway, the game is generating excitement for PC and Xbox One users alike and it’s amazing the potential the game has. Its status as an exclusive has been discussed time and time again, even though Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella has stated that the first game will be on Xbox consoles.
The situation seems highly similar to Microsoft buying the publishing rights for Bioware’s Mass Effect, thus making it exclusive to the Xbox 360. Speaking on the topic, NeoGAF user and insider Pete Dodd (also known as famousmortimer) conferred with various sources on what’s stopping Microsoft from buying exclusivity again.
“Respawn. It is entirely up to them. They own the IP and as far as I understand it there is no deal in place with anyone, be it EA, MS, or any other publisher for Titanfall 2. If they want to go exclusive they can choose to. My conjecture is that signing a deal like that with Activision (with Call of Duty) would make them shy away from it now. I believe that Respawn values their independence. And now that they almost have their first hit out the door they are looking to widen the scope and sales, not contain them.”
This seems in line with Respawn wanting to work on the PlayStation 4 somewhere down the line. But will Titanfall 2 really be on both next gen consoles? We’ll need to wait and find out. Let us know your thoughts below.