A collection of astounding reviews hardly made a difference in terms of sales for Titanfall 2. Respawn Entertainment’s sequel launched last week to underwhelming sales, leading many to blame the publisher for sandwiching the game so closely between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
Early adopters have so far only expressed shock and awe over how good Titanfall 2 is. However, it still was unable to even match the sales of the original which was only released on Xbox One and PC.
Many fear that EA will simply drop support for the mech franchise in light of disappointing sales. In an investor conference last night, the publisher was asked likewise. EA clarified that it has no intention to drop the franchise anytime soon. In fact, the company went on record to state full commitment to Respawn Entertainment and the Titanfall series for “many years” to come.
When asked about the matter of release date, company heads Blake Jorgensen and Andrew Wilson agreed that changing the release date would not have made a difference. Both Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 are entirely different games with entirely different target-audiences.
“We believe that Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, while they have some overlap, fulfill very different motivations in what a player is looking for,” said Wilson. He further added that the World War I title is for fans wanting “big strategic play” while the mech-piloting experience is for those interesting in a “fast, fluid kinectic gameplay”.
On the subject of sales figures, EA refused to disclose actual numbers but stated that it was happy with the reception so far. It’s confident that when the developer starts pumping new content, sales will eventually pick up.
“We’re delighted with the way players are reacting to Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2,” Jorgensen concluded. “Both are reviewing very well, and we expect them to sell strongly for a long time. However, we’re only a week into Battlefield and just a handful of days into Titanfall, so it’s still too early to update sales forecasts for either.”
Titanfall 2 is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
SOURCE Seeking Alpha