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Respawn: We Did Not Sell Titanfall to Microsoft

Vince Zampella: For those asking about the 'future of titanfall' announcement, I'm confused as to what that is. We did not sell tf to MS.

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Yo Mama1261d ago (Edited 1261d ago )

Some Microsoft fanboy's still won't believe it.

Eonjay1261d ago

Touche.

But what does he mean when he says hes confused by what Future of Titanfall means?

For God's sake please don't wake up on Monday and find out that EA has stolen your IP from you lol /jk

NewMonday1261d ago

maybe MS have bought Respawn all together

Eonjay1261d ago

@NewMonday

https://twitter.com/VinceZa...

No lol its just something started by the Doritos Pope.

Irishguy951261d ago

Yeah I don't get it...how can they be confused about their own Ip's future? Surely they know exactly what they're doing with it? EA do not own it

MightyNoX1261d ago

@Eonjay: Vince seems to be in the dark about a lot of things. I wouldn't be surprised if the scenario you proposed turned out to be true. :P

hqgamez1261d ago

They just going to say the future will remain an xbox exclusive. That's the future.

AngelicIceDiamond1261d ago

So this is The Dorito Pope's misinformation?

Typical.

johndoe112111261d ago

I died reading the second and third posts in that twitter feed.

Patrick_pk441261d ago

Remember that Vince Zampella never knew EA cut a deal with Microsoft from the beginning. It would be terrible if EA sold the rights of the game to Microsoft.

HaveAsandwich1261d ago

he's confused by the statement. not the future of titanfall.

ShinMaster1261d ago (Edited 1261d ago )

Why would Respawn keep teasing that the sequels to Titanfall will be on PS4 in the first place if Microsoft owned it.

It's just a temporary deal they have for now.

strifeblade1261d ago

Respawn is awesome. They did not sell titanfall to Microsoft EA did. Definitely not sell outs.

its_JEFF1260d ago (Edited 1260d ago )

I really don't get how you guys aren't getting this... EA didn't sell the rights to anybody. EA doesn't own the IP, Respawn does. The reason Respawn is even a thing is because they wanted control of their own IP, they wanted to own their own IP. The only possible thing that EA could have sold is full exclusivity!

There is a chance that MS could have bought Respawn, but that would mean that they're now under someone again... just like they were with Activision. So in essence they could be in the same boat, again. Vince went off to be independent because he was tired of people telling what he could and couldn't do.

If anybody is gonna sell TitanFall it has to be Vince, he owns it.

diehardmetallicafan1260d ago

how does anyone even know if there will be a titanfall 2? what if the first dies in the arse?

Visiblemarc1260d ago

Well, for the guys at Respawn, this whole situation is unfortunate.

The company was formed after a dispute with activision, now they have EA making deals behind their backs.

On the one hand they are lucky to have a situation where they have a very hungry company, MS, pushing their game super hard. But on the otherhand, if the hype is to be believed, lightning has struck twice and they've yet again created a money printing IP...and yet again are out of control of it's destiny.

For their best interests, EA better have specified minimum sales numbers in this deal. Otherwise if this whole thing is a misfire they can go ahead and release it on all platforms, without waiting a whole dev cycle and praying the hype stays alive.

andibandit1260d ago

Theyre problably in the middle of negotiations with ms, thats why they havent sold it yet and cant say what the future holds either

nukeitall1260d ago

From all accounts, Titanfall will be a huge success.

This type of thing is very typical i.e. Respawn owns the IP, but EA owns the publishing rights for probably a trilogy meaning they own the right to publishing two sequels as well. EA then funds Respawn and they all reap the rewards.

@Visiblemarc:

"The company was formed after a dispute with activision, now they have EA making deals behind their backs."

Surely Respawn could have learned a thing or two, but allowed EA pretty much free reign on deciding the fate of Titanfall. Respawn might own the creative freedrom to do as they please with the game, but EA owns the right to publish and market the game.

The only way around this is if Respawn used their own money, which isn't likely to happen.

"Well, for the guys at Respawn, this whole situation is unfortunate."

I see Respawn as extremely lucky, because of their past history. How many developers is likely to get the free reign Respawn gets?

MysticStrummer1260d ago

"So this is The Dorito Pope's misinformation?

Typical."

This made me lol

If your source of info is a guy named The Dorito Pope, getting a second opinion is mandatory.

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MorePowerOfGreen1261d ago (Edited 1261d ago )

Why would the fanboys not believe it? Only people talking about acquisitions and IP purchases are PS4 fanboys being worried. The news from other sources are talking about a Partnership not IP purchase.

Why in the heck would Xbox fanboys not believe? The game is exclusive to MSFT platforms.

The partnership could be anything from Doritos/singers deals *to* Publishers, free DLC and more.

LOL at the fanboys running and crying to Vince.

filipakos1261d ago

The game is coming on PC too whats makes it an xbox exclusive?PS4 "faboys" can try the game there or dont

johndoe112111261d ago (Edited 1261d ago )

https://www.change.org/peti...

I think you are oblivious to exactly how fanatic, insensate and obtuse xbox fanboys can be. But i'm sure you're not like them right? Right?

Zhipp1261d ago

@filipakos
He said it's exclusive to "MSFT platforms." i.e, the game will never be seen on Android, Linux, Mac, or, yes, Playstation.

QuickdrawMcgraw1261d ago

I hope Titanfall stays a Xbox1 exclusive...The Xbox1 has been taking it on the chin since this gen started...And the Xbox1 really needs something...anything positive for their fan base to crow about...

mcarsehat1261d ago

@johndoe11211

I would be quicker to say Fanboys in general than JUST Xbox Fanboys.

AndrewLB1260d ago (Edited 1260d ago )

Johndoe- You mean like these fanboys? http://www.change.org/petit...

Or these... http://www.change.org/petit...
and these... http://www.change.org/en-CA...

Some more... https://www.change.org/peti...

When will it end? I thought none of you PS4 fanboys want titanfall? http://www.change.org/petit...

Wow... http://www.change.org/petit...

dear lord... http://www.change.org/petit...

johndoe112111260d ago

@AndrewLB

Are you serious? What does that have to do with the point I was trying to show? What exactly do those petitions prove? That ps owners would like to have a game that they believe would be a good game on their systems? A game that was obviously meant to be a timed exclusive before microsoft threw money at their 10 cent whore known as EA?

Whereas the other petition shows the vindictive, selfish, spiteful, hateful, idiotic, moronic and utter stupidity of a fanbase that is trying to stop another system from getting a game out of pure hatred and malice.

All fanboy bases can be a-holes at times no one is denying that but a petition to keep titanfall as an xbox exclusive just to spite the ps fanbase shows how pathetic and disgusting the xbox fansase is. Mind you, not all of them are like that but this petition makes you wonder.

The sad thing is your post made even less sense than their petition. At least I know it is hatred that is driving them but what exactly is driving you seeing that you are a pc elitist? Is it because microsft makes you pc os that you will champion anything microsoft? Is it that that drove you to post such a senseless and irrelevant response?

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lolCHILLbro1261d ago

im a MS fan and Xbox fan and i dont really care!

Bathyj1260d ago

Xbox fan I can see, but I don't think I've ever heard anyone say they were a Microsoft fan before.

AceBlazer131261d ago

Maybe respawn didn't sell it maybe EA did.

Tiqila1260d ago

I dont see how EA can sell something they dont own?

Radentangr1260d ago

It depends on the agreement. I have had IPs sold off without my signature, its about who owns the majority.

DeadlyFire1260d ago (Edited 1260d ago )

You mean maybe Respawn sold Titanfall to EA right? As Respawn owns the IP. EA just has a publishing agreement with Respawn. That is all.

avengers19781261d ago

Well he also said he was surprised EA signed the exclusive deal with MS, I'm not to sure this guy has to much say in the matter...
Remember EA is the original EVIL EMPIRE, maybe they stole it and sold it too MS.