The Titanfall series is one of the more iconic franchises this gen. The original game released in 2014 and was an early console seller for the Xbox One. It could be argued that Titanfall lead to the gameplay change should that Call of Duty and Halo have seen in recent years.
Titanfall 2 launched last October to rave reviews, but less than stellar sales. The game was put into an incredibly crowded holiday where it was ultimately buried underneath the likes of Battlefield 1. This has caused many fans to be concerned for the series’ future, but Vince Zampella (CEO of Respawn) has given us some good news.
In an interview with GameSpot, Zampella had this to say about the series’ future:
“The game was successful, it sold well, but it didn’t quite sell as well as it should have. Maybe because it was super crowded, the pricing was aggressive–it was a rough window to launch our game. But we’ve got a really great fanbase. There’s not really much negativity or acidity compared to other communities, so I’m very thankful for that. It’s important for us to keep the franchise going. “We’re doing more Titanfall,” which is the quote I’m supposed to say. We have our franchise creative director, who’s in charge of safeguarding the franchise in multiple formats and making sure it continues to grow. There’s some other things we’re doing that haven’t been announced just yet, but we’re heavily invested in the Titanfall universe.
We’re very proud of what we have so far. As a new studio, we tried something different and new, and while it worked–maybe not well enough to remove the single-player–we kinda expanded with the follow-up, and we brought in the single-player, which turned out great. We’re working on more Titanfall–we’re not announcing what that is yet, but there’s a few other things in the works–the mobile game, which turned out fantastic and is super fun, the fans love it and allowed us to expand on what we did in the last games. So I’m pretty happy with what the franchise has become.”
While we’ll be seeing more of Titanfall in the future. It seems like Titanfall 2’s life cycle is coming to an end. GameSpot asked Zampella if we’ll be seeing more updates for Titanfall 2. Zampella responded by saying “Probably not. We want to work on new stuff”. Which is more than understandable since we’ve received months of free content. EA will also want gamers to focus on their upcoming titles such as Star Wars: Battlefront II.