Submitted by Lavalamp 819d ago | news

Titanfall, Battlefront replacing Medal of Honor in EA shooter cycle

Publisher planning to rely on Respawn and Star Wars efforts to help out between Battlefield releases. (Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, PS4, TitanFall, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Soldierone  +   819d ago
So are they going to close Danger Close all because EA ruined their games by attempting to milk them?
NYC_Gamer  +   819d ago
EA already closed the studio and created Dice LA with some of the ex MOH developers
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Soldierone  +   819d ago
Wow that sucks, I must have missed the news.

They had great ideas, just terrible deadlines.
SouthClaw  +   819d ago
They were not closed just rebranded just like the studio had been before.

1995 (as DreamWorks Interactive, LLC.)
2000 (as EA Los Angeles)
2010 (as Danger Close)
2013 (as DICE Los Angeles)

They done it to make the average gamer think DICE LA is a new studio when really its a rename.
thrust  +   819d ago
By the sounds of it, it's the next gen shooter!
Eldyraen  +   819d ago
MoH wasn't bad but they tried to push it into becoming the next CoD IMO and didn't really fly with most.

Next gen sounds like they are going to try less to compete directly and instead do something new (well build on these franchises which are different at least--compared to "standard" shooters anyways).

Competition is great but copy/paste isn't the same thing.
supersonicjerry  +   819d ago
MoH was fun and cool but the fact that it was 30fps on console made it so hard for me to enjoy all the time it annoyed me.
staticdash22  +   819d ago
All of those games are multiplatofrm releases. Along with one Xbox exclusive? EA: " Exclusive? That word isn't even a part of our vocabulary "
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MWong  +   819d ago
My thoughts exactly, but I don't blame EA. Honestly, the only developers that should be creating exclusive games are 1st party studios. The cost of creating AAA video games is not cheap. To get the most money you need to release it across as many platforms as possible.
staticdash22  +   819d ago
Even then it's not guaranteed to sell. Broadening the audience can backfire and we've seen it time and time again. That tactic of releasing monster hunter only on nintendo platforms works for capcom. It's just a matter of convincing your targeted demographic to buy into your game.

The Last of Us did amazingly well as an exclusive game. Why? Because playstation fans bought into the idea that naughty dog was selling. Doesn't hurt that the Ps3 has a huge install base too.
ArchangelMike  +   819d ago

You make a good point. it brings to mind Insomniac Games, who went Multiplatform with 'Fuse'. They probably sold less copies than if they remained exclusive, arguably because they would have capitalised on the one system to make a better game. The Last of Us did amazingly well becasue it is an amazingly well made game.
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Soldierone  +   819d ago
That's different.

Insomniac built an install base that revolved around PlayStation. Did anyone outside of PlayStation fans really ever care about any of their games? Maybe Resistance for a while, but thats it.

We never heard Xbox fans going "man I really want ratchet and clank!!!" And facing facts, Fuse sucked and never looked appealing after they changed the name and look.

So what Insomniac did was take their fanbase and throw them out the door in a lame attempt to get more sales, and released a dud (that probably would have sold fine exclusive). Then they dragged those same fans in and kicked them in the face with their Xbox One exclusive title.

There are titles or companies that have that console pride fanbase. Losing that would destroy sales. Titanfall doesn't have that, and they shouldn't create it if they want COD like sales. Everyone wants to play it, so everyone will buy it.

Meanwhile Bungie created great games, but Destiny looks amazing, thats why their third party change will be a success.
ArchangelMike  +   819d ago
Quote: "The shooter rotation we think about now is Battlefield, Titanfall and Battlefront, and so we like those three brands going forward," Gibeau said. "We're working out how we're going to line that up because that's what you'll see from us."

If this is a fact, then it follows that Titanfall cannot be a console exclusive. When was the last time EA made a console exclusive game?

I guess those rumor of PS3 & PS4 controllers spotted at Respawn Entertainment may be more than for simple recreational purposes o.0
Soldierone  +   819d ago
Just wait it out. Titanfall will be on PlayStation.

I mean EA went through the trouble of getting Mass Effect on PS3, people really think they are going to through one of the games they plan to milk as an exclusive? Give me a break.
MrCrimson  +   819d ago
Microsoft has probably some sort of limited exclusive deal with Titanfall.
SouthClaw  +   819d ago
People seem to forget. EA do NOT own Titan Fall or Respawn. All they have is a deal to publish their games. Respawn own all IP. Respawn learned their lesson from getting into bed with Activsion last time.

So it is up to Respawn which consoles their games are released on not EA.
MrCrimson  +   819d ago
Correct Respawn Entertainment retains the intellectual property of the games they make. EA funds them so don't be so certain they don't have a say.
mafiahajeri  +   819d ago
Yes and Respawn hate Money right? Does it matter who is In charge of the decision? You make it sound like they have no benefit of releasing on the PS4. I don't care for the game that much but for the people who do I'm sure Itl make it to the PS4 if they took the time to make it on the PC and MAC then you can be sure Itl be on the PS4.

Respawn being a new company I don't see them getting a deal with MS more than a year to keep it exclusive. Also you can be sure EA have a say in this however small. Their going to want to expand as much as they can in the beginning.
MizTv  +   819d ago
Sounds alot better then the same cod every year
greenyboi  +   819d ago
Medal of honour has been utter dogshit in its last two trys !! Kill it now before you ruin the memories I have of medal of honour in the early
Ps days
Hufandpuf  +   819d ago
Warfighter was a step up multiplayer wise but the singleplayer lacked the impact of the first one for me.
venom06  +   819d ago
i would say "watch out Activision", but seeing how Activision owns the IGN/Pro League (which is part of IGN), there's no way that IGN will EVER give any of those games a higher review score than CoD, ever... oh well, here's to wishful thinking... cant wait for these games anyway..those sound like 3 great franchises
gamernova  +   819d ago
I'm gonna miss medal of honor!! Said no one. Ever. Lol
dazzrazz  +   819d ago
Actually if EA would not rush them to fill the gap in last quarter of the year just to have something compete against Activisions rehash it could be a good game :) I hope next MoH will go back to WWII era
dcj0524  +   819d ago
So battlefield,Titanfall, battlefront, battlefield, titanfall, battlefront, battlefield, titanfall, battlefront. Yay 3 year game development instead of 2. That is the longest time dice has had to make a game (before it was 2 but on average around 18-20 months) more time hopefully=more content.
Detoxx  +   819d ago
What is DICE up to.. They are developing Battlefield 4 and Battlefront while fans also wait and expect a new Bad Company or 2143. How are they going to handle this I wonder. But despite that, DICE makes the best multiplayer FPS games
dcj0524  +   819d ago
DICE got their hands full. Finishing BF4&making DLC for it. LA team making battlefront, main team making mirror's edge and sooner or later will start development on tge next battlefield while supporting BF4 until 2016.
Npugz7  +   819d ago
Ok EA just admitted that TitanFall will be coming to PS4 by this article!
Belking  +   819d ago
lol..no they didn't but you guys are showing your jealousy that this game is exclusive to xbox on a daily basis. Wait your turn ok, it will happen.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   819d ago
I see your just go to put your fingers in your ear no matter the evidence until they officially confirm it. That's cool, but it must be alot of work living in denial like that.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   819d ago
If Titan fall is in the yearly rotation and not some one game deal between EA and Respawn than it pretty much confirms that this game is coming to the PS4 and all that hogwash about titanfall being dependent on Microsofts cloud was a bunch of bologna. Not that I didn't know this already but it's good to have official confirmations supporting the obvious.
YourGreatUncle  +   819d ago
I just hope they don't ruin Battlefront. I have a bad feeling it's gonna be an FPS because when was the last time Dice made a 3rd person shooter?
AGoodLittleEgg  +   819d ago
In the original Star Wars Battlefront games, you could apparently switch between 1st person and 3rd person (when I found this out my mind was blown too). I also read an article somewhere saying that Dice will be adding some form of 3rd person component to it :)
YourGreatUncle  +   819d ago
I know you could switch but it felt odd playing it in 1st person. Plus I don't know a single person that played it in 1st person. Hopefully they'll have the option to play in either 1st person and 3rd person again.
CommanderWTF  +   819d ago
Well I guess it's better than releasing Battlefield and Meal of Honor every other year. In theory this could give every game a three year development cycle. For example, EA will release Battlefield 3 this year, Titanfall next year, and Battlefront in 2015. Then the cycle can repeat.

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