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Submitted by Abriael 543d ago | news

EA: “Titanfall is the Masterpiece of EA Partners”, “Not a Game that We Could Make Ourselves”

The EA Partners program didn’t receive much spotlight lately, especially on the indie side, but EA Games Label Vice President Patrick Söderlund thinks it’s only temporary and highlights Titanfall as the perfect example of what the project can achieve. (Patrick Soderlund, PC, TitanFall, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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shivvy24  +   543d ago
Its the talented devs not the BS partnership !
Abriael  +   543d ago
Well, I don't think the partnership is "BS", it gives the devs the funds they need and leaves them some more freedom than if they were fully owned.
zerocrossing  +   543d ago
But look what happened to Dead Space... a partnership with EA is a slow death sentence.
GameSpawn  +   543d ago
It can be quick too. EA did NOTHING to save 38 studios from the wrath of the Rhode Island government.

Amalur was a f-ing good game. It's a little glitchy because 38 got killed before any real good patches could have been made, but the game is fun as hell, has a decent storyline, and overall fairly well put together. I'm not putting it on as much of a pedestal as Last of Us has been put on recently, but I highly recommend the game to anyone that likes Action RPGs.

I really wish EA (or even better Sony) would have intervened and acquired the studio because a lot of that talent is now lost to the wind. It's kind of sad really.
TekoIie  +   543d ago
@GameSpawn

So true. Loved KoA:R and still play it! It was an RPG which had a lore that just needed some clean up and polish, a huge world with badass enemies to battle and Incredible gameplay.

It was by no means perfect but I was damn sure looking forward to a sequel when I finished it. If any studios/Publishers (Looking at you Lionhead! Amalurs gameplay is perfect for Fable) want to jump and copy the gameplay or acquire the IP by all means do so.
mwjw696  +   543d ago
@GameSpawn

Plain and simple the game was good but they spent to much money to make it. They did this to themselves no one else.
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fermcr  +   543d ago
One of my most expected games from E3.
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Megaton  +   543d ago
What about Fuse? What did EA partnership do for that game, besides the 12 year-old focus group?
Abriael  +   543d ago
Maybe Fuse just wasn't too good?
zerocrossing  +   543d ago
Fuse looked really interesting, when they were calling it Overstrike... Sometimes I wish EA would just disappear instead of stomping all of their IPs into mediocrity.
STK026  +   543d ago
I think EA partnership is simply about funding and publishing a game made by an independent developer. EA gave Insomniac the funds they needed, some exposure and let them develop the game. You can't blame EA for Insomniac's shortcomings.

And, truth be told, it's not the first, and likely not the last Insomniac game to fail to be a huge seller or to receive lukewarm reviews. Fuse was a decent game, and was received as such, and as far as I'm concerned, with the exception of the Ratchet and Clank series, Insomniac hasn't really delivered a great game in years now; the first Resistance was a well conceived by the book FPS, but Resistance 2 and 3 were decent at best, and failed to impress me.

At the end of the day, the EA partners program is simply a way for EA to publish games, some will be good, other won't.
shivvy24  +   543d ago
actually R3 had a great campaign but i know what you mean , after Ratchet ACiT(2009) their games just arent as good as they used to be !
Pascalini  +   543d ago
Can't wait for titanfall

Looks amazing
Roper316  +   543d ago
I personally don't buy online only games with no SP campaign. Hope it works out for everyone involved.
Abriael  +   543d ago
Considering where the industry is going, you may find yourself with few games to buy in the near future. Not that I like it...
STK026  +   543d ago
I think Titanfall's approach is the best one, considering where the modern FPS games are going anyway. If you look at the 2 biggest franchises at the moment, Call of Duty and Battlefield, both are heavily relying on multiplayer to sell their games. Call of Duty does bundle an action packed but very short single player campaign, while Battlefield usually delivers a very generic and in my opinion boring campaign. And, in both cases, people have been complaining over the internet about these.

If done right, I think Titanfall might be able to deliver a decent story, in multiplayer modes. Only time will tell.
RememberThe357  +   543d ago
I still can't see the draw to this game. Maybe I just need to see more gameplay, but what I've seen so far really didn't do anything for me.
SirBradders  +   543d ago
Yea its just another shooter with rushing to a single mech being the only usp in my eyes, although ill keep my eye on it as i love shooters but just looks like one of those over hyped shooters.
D-riders  +   543d ago
what does that mean? its a combination of cloud and devlopers vision? seriously what about titanfall is supposed to be so great? looks like call of duty with mechs?? Am I wrong?

oh yeah it updats with the cloud.. who cares
andrewsqual  +   543d ago
And very pre-destroyed static looking environments.
HammadTheBeast  +   543d ago
It's on 360 and PC so whatever they say about "cloud" is BS.

Oh well, it'll be fun on PC hopefully.
Belking  +   543d ago
Either way you will be using a MS product to play.
DOOMZ  +   543d ago
Its talking about the cloud on XBOXONE! Some of the features...
Thomper  +   543d ago
And you've seen how much of the game exactly???
zerocrossing  +   543d ago
Exactly. no one can tell weather Titanfall will be good or not, and you should never trust the publishers to tell you the truth, least of all EA.
hazardman  +   543d ago
Ps4 or Xbox one?
STK026  +   543d ago
Considering we've seen so little of the game so far, the game can only be hyped based on the pedigree of its developer. Respawn Entertainment is, for the most part, the developers behind MOHAA and Call of Duty (including Modern Warfare), which makes me confident they have the ability to make a great game, hopefully they will deliver.
Thomper  +   543d ago
Microsoft will not allow this game to fail $$$$$$$$
Lionalliance  +   543d ago
I really don't see nothing special about this game : /
BabyTownFrolics  +   543d ago
cant fun be special?
Thomper  +   543d ago
Well, that's a shame for you. I, on the other hand, do see lots of potential here.

Horses for courses and all that.
LoveOfTheGame  +   543d ago
"Don't see nothing special" Glad your excited for this game too as it looks great.

People on here need to go back to school.
urwifeminder  +   543d ago
Game looks amazing will be the new cod and sell like crack.
darren_poolies  +   543d ago
You mean the first one will be great then we will get yearly rehashes that do nothing apart from give it a new coat of paint? Awesome.
evilhasitsway  +   543d ago
me personly think that ufc and ea partnership is the best one yet.
evilhasitsway  +   543d ago
don't get me wrong this game looks sick but its just getting so much attention because of cod fans this will be a buy for me and I don't even like cod but ill be getting it for pc.
GentlemenRUs  +   543d ago
I can see it now...

Planetside 2 on the PS4 will overtake Titanfall in the amount of players!

EA, You suck... go home...
dark-hollow  +   543d ago
Two different kinds of shooters.
ala_767  +   543d ago
EA games was my favorite... Loved NFS... until they released NFS Prostreet and ever since hated EA... But still I trust EA has the potential to go back to its golden days
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windblowsagain  +   543d ago
Here was me thinking you had to play a game to call it a masterpiece.

Comical stuff.

It looks decent. But i do wish Respawn would stfu about the cloud bs.
Hueynewton2012  +   543d ago
Besides the PC gfx shown at E3, this seems to be just another mech based sci fi shooter. This is not my final judgement regarding the game because i need to see Xbox one gameplay not PC. Also want to see Respawn succeed mainly because i can't stand COD anymore. But seriously, anyone other than blind teenage xbox fanboys tell me whats so great about this game so far.....

I do own a Xbox 360 (my second one) but i consider myself a smart consumer. I will buy the best most reliable hardware available next gen. That's another issue..... why hasn't brought up the possibility of hardware issues yet? RROD and MS's hardware is utter garbage compared to other well known tech in gaming. I need to see this machine running for at least 3 months before even considering purchasing it. Xbox only fans need to decide if they are willing to allow friends, family and other consumers be the
guinea pigs, that's what I'm waiting for.

Those wondering about my second Xbox 360, i purchased it for 45.00 USD from a mom and pop vid game store. It has a fan mod which keeps it from failing. Its a first gen 360 and iv had it for over a year now lol. I play my PS3 more.
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horndog  +   543d ago
I'm so looking forward to this. I can't wait to play this on my x1.
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