It’s no secret that Titanfall 2 has struggled to find its footing this past year with disappointingly low sales, despite the devs dropping free content on a regular basis. Now, Respawn boss Vince Zampella has weighed in on the matter, stating that game sales should have been stronger.
In an interview with GameSpot, Zampella revealed his thoughts on Titanfall 2’s lower-than-expected sales and its journey thus far. “The game was successful, it sold well, but it didn’t quite sell as well as it should have,” Zampella acknowledged. “Maybe because it was super-crowded, the pricing was aggressive–it was a rough window to launch our game.”
Titanfall 2 launched on October 28th, directly between behemoths Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which release on October 21st and November 4th respectively. Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA originally defended Titanfall 2’s launch date, stating that the three games accommodated “three types of players.”
While Zampella hopes that the franchise will continue with another main entry, the prospect of a Titanfall 3 has been cast into doubt and neither the developer or publisher has announced plans beyond the upcoming mobile entry Titanfall: Assault.
“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.”
Since the release of Titanfall 2: Ultimate Edition, Respawn does not plan to release more content for the game as they “want to work on new stuff,” according to Zampella. But there will be more Titanfall.
“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.”
Aside from these few unknown Titanfall projects, Respawn is currently working on a third-person Star Wars action game, directed by Stig Asmussen, who is best known for his role in the God of War series.
KitGuru Says: Whether shoehorning Titanfall 2’s release between two gaming giants was the direct cause of its disappointing sales or not, as fan from the first game it was heart-breaking to watch. I’m hoping for more Titanfall but will make do with whatever these devs push forward with in the meantime. What do you think of the series? Are you still playing Titanfall 2?