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Submitted by GraveLord 206d ago | news

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. (Microsoft, TitanFall, Vince Zampella, Xbox One)

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Yo Mama  +   206d ago | Well said
Some Microsoft fanboy's still won't believe it.
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Eonjay  +   206d 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
NewMonday  +   206d ago
maybe MS have bought Respawn all together
Eonjay  +   206d ago
@NewMonday

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

No lol its just something started by the Doritos Pope.
Irishguy95  +   206d 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
MightyNoX  +   206d 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
hqgamez  +   206d ago
They just going to say the future will remain an xbox exclusive. That's the future.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   206d ago
So this is The Dorito Pope's misinformation?

Typical.
johndoe11211  +   206d ago
I died reading the second and third posts in that twitter feed.
Patrick_pk44  +   206d 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.
HaveAsandwich  +   206d ago
he's confused by the statement. not the future of titanfall.
ShinMaster  +   206d 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.
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strifeblade  +   206d ago
Respawn is awesome. They did not sell titanfall to Microsoft EA did. Definitely not sell outs.
its_JEFF  +   206d 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.
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diehardmetallicafan  +   206d ago
how does anyone even know if there will be a titanfall 2? what if the first dies in the arse?
Visiblemarc  +   206d 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.
andibandit  +   205d 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
nukeitall  +   205d 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?
MysticStrummer  +   205d 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.
MorePowerOfGreen  +   206d 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.
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filipakos  +   206d ago
The game is coming on PC too whats makes it an xbox exclusive?PS4 "faboys" can try the game there or dont
johndoe11211  +   206d 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?
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Zhipp  +   206d 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.
QuickdrawMcgraw  +   206d 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...
mcarsehat  +   206d ago
@johndoe11211

I would be quicker to say Fanboys in general than JUST Xbox Fanboys.
AndrewLB  +   206d 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...
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johndoe11211  +   205d 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?
lolCHILLbro  +   206d ago
im a MS fan and Xbox fan and i dont really care!
Bathyj  +   206d ago
Xbox fan I can see, but I don't think I've ever heard anyone say they were a Microsoft fan before.
AceBlazer13  +   206d ago
Maybe respawn didn't sell it maybe EA did.
Tiqila  +   206d ago
I dont see how EA can sell something they dont own?
Radentangr  +   206d ago
It depends on the agreement. I have had IPs sold off without my signature, its about who owns the majority.
DeadlyFire  +   206d 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.
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avengers1978  +   206d 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.
showtimefolks  +   206d ago
why would Respawn sell their IP when they just got away from Activision. If anything we may see future TF games publisher by a different publisher, EA went behind Respawn's back to make it exclusive

Respawn owns the IP
NO EA or MS
TheDrunkenJester  +   206d ago
All he is saying is they didn't sell the IP to Microsoft. That doesn't mean it's going multiplat, take Gears of War for example, that series is completely xbox exclusive, but Microsoft only bought the actual IP from Epic a month or so ago.

So we could see the same for Titanfall. No Microsoft does not own Titanfall, but it can still be their exclusive indefinitely if this game sells well enough.
cabbitwithscissors  +   206d ago
The Gears of War example is not really true. I'm guessing that MS did pay for lifetime exclusivity (if any), or it could be that Epic Games didn't want to go through the hassle of programming for the PS3 due to its unique requirements.

But they did have a change of heart when the PS4 came out, and there was news around stating that they were thinking of bringing Gears of War to the PS4 platform before MS blew a fuse and went and made the offer to buy that game off of Epic games and made it a xbone exclusive.

For MS to get exclusivity on Titanfall, they will need to pay a huge sum to both EA and Respawn. Something that they may not be able to do with the new change in management.

EA only has a contract on the first game, not the subsequent ones (excluding DLCs). What's to say that Respawn goes to another publisher or change the contract terms with EA for the new game ?

There's a lot of possibilities and maybes at the moment, and things are still up in the air.

We don't even know what are the contract terms made between EA and MS or even EA and Respawn, and with the MS platform being low in install base and MS giving out the game for free, I'm guessing that there is a clause in the contract that sales figures must meet a certain number in a set time period or the game will go to other platforms. Conjecture here actually.
fermcr  +   206d ago
What everybody knows is that Titanfall is being released on PC and Xbox platforms. It will stay exclusive to those platforms according to EA... and Titanfall 2 might be released on Sony or Nintendo platforms in the future... the rest is just speculation.
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Blaze929  +   205d ago
this guy didn't even want nor know Titanfall 1 was going to remain an Xbox One exclusive. Yet it's his company and IP? lol talk about a mixup.

I wouldn't be shocked to see EA straight lift the IP right from Respawn
GraveLord  +   206d ago
Looks like PS4 owners can look forward to Titanfall 2 in the future.
Abash  +   206d ago
Hopefully Titanfall 2 could be more of a full game with an AAA campaign mode
SolidGear3  +   206d ago
This ^^
InTheLab  +   206d ago
And some form of co-op like most shooters...
Debaitable  +   206d ago
It doesn't need a AAA campaign, what they have now is good enough. BF4 sells well enough with the majority of its player base only touching the multiplayer.
scott182  +   206d ago
^
How do you know a majority of Battlefield players only play the multiplayer? That is a wild assumption that seems very much false. If people didn't, why would they take so much time and money making them such a big part of the game?
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mo241  +   206d ago
campaign is not needed. I would love to see a splitscreen in the sequel. Most important thing needed is for it to be on the ps4, which is most likely. Still considering to get the game on the x360, but I was planning on not to buy games anymore for the current gen consoles so I can focus on the next gen. And don't want to pay for a ps plus and an xbox live sub.
And the fact that it's delayed on the x360 doesn't make it any better.
Boody-Bandit  +   206d ago
And no bots.
Bot farming is why I'm meh on this game even though I own an X1 and PC gaming rig. They need to do away with them for TF2. It's like shooting fish in a barrel. The grunt AI is so dumb.
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avengers1978  +   206d ago
I'm a PS4 owner and I could careless if TitanFall ever comes to PS4, it's not like there will be a shortage of games for it, or a shortage of shooters for that matter.
MRMagoo123  +   206d ago
My thoughts exactly , i would not be playing it if it was on the PS4 anyway, if i want titanfall ill get it on my PC but i really have no interest in another fps , i would prefer no more FPS games where made for the entire gen but i know that wont happen.
showtimefolks  +   206d ago
yes sir and if i want to play it i can on my PC. People act as the only way to play TF is to buy an xbox one. If anything i say PC version would be the best if they allow mods and stuff
cabbitwithscissors  +   206d ago
Spread the love. You might not want the game, but there are others who are interested in it and want to play it. Why limit choices ?

This game is by a third party developer and a small one at that, they need all the sales they can get.

Also, going multi-platform is a good way to make your game available to more people. That is one reason Insomniac Games made but somehow they went against their reasoning and went back to exclusivity with MS for Sunset Overdrive. They must really be eating their words.
Batnut00  +   206d ago
Good.
Izzy408  +   206d ago
Give it a rest already, PS fanboys; jeezus. Stop making a big deal about Titanfall being an Xbox/PC exclusive. You have exclusive games too. Deal with it!
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   206d ago
Lol @Izzy kinda has a point.

It's funny because Titanfall isn't even a true exclusive. I do agree because fanboys are are getting a little crazy. They forget they have exclusive games as well.

Enjoy what's coming to your console and have fun.
ABizzel1  +   206d ago
@Izzy

To be honest I'm with you on this. It's not a big freaking deal. Each console has exclusives to play, and it seems like some of these PS "gamers" (and I use the term lightly) are more interested in getting TitanFall simply so M$ doesn't have a leg to stand on.

Just let it go, and why would you want part 2, when EA/Respawn basically tried to whammy you with the original release, because they felt they'd make a little more money hoping XBO would lead NA and UK.

That's like someone selling a car you were waiting going to buy, and then telling you they sold it but wait a couple years and they'll sale you another one for the same price. GTFOMF.

Why would you even support that? Sloppy seconds. If anything you guys should teach them a lesson and not buy it, or buy every copy used, so they know better than to do something like that again.

As for EA it makes no sense to create a multiplatform game, then make it timed exclusive, then full exclusive, and a couple years make the sequel multiplat and expect everyone to be happy like they didn't just play you. Nope next. And I hope PS gamers don't buy it, because of your greed, and there's no way Respawn didn't know this. Zampella you're running a freaking, and you mean to tell me you don't know what's going on with your business, and if that's really the case then it's no wonder you got screwed over by Activision, and why EA did it again, and you don't need to be leading any company at all. If you don't know what's going on within your own company how on earth are you going to run a successful business. That's F@#$ing up your money.

Getting back to gamers if it's that big of a deal for you then you have 4 options.

Cheapest to most expensive.

1. Buy GTX 750 Ti GPU and stick put it in a any desktop PC you have, and play TitanFall, 1080p @ 60fps ($150)

2. Buy an Xbox 360 + XBLG ($240 4GB / $310 for 250GB + Halo 4 + Tomb Raider), download the games for gold for the next year on the console, and play TitanFall, although it might be 600p - 720p @ 30 - 60fps.

3. Buy a XBO TitanFall Bundle ($500)

4. Buy a gaming PC ($400 - $600)

The PC options are the best for you if you're a PS gamer. The PS4 / XBO will have 90% of the same library, and you might as well get a PC and get the games cheaper on Steam. As I said buying a 750 Ti basically turns any desktop you have laying around into an XBO for $150 (depending on the CPU and RAM). Upgrade your RAM to the max and fastest memory your desktop can handle if it's really old.
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BakPAin  +   206d ago
I like how you say gaming PC $400-$500 but does that include monitor, keyboard and mouse, OS and anything else your gonne need for system. Not bashing PC as Im gonna be doing my first build and ive been doing my research. But let be real its more like $800-$1000. My build is gonna cost me $2,257.67. But thats because im building a rig for video editing, music producing and some gaming but still gaurantees me ultimate experience!

Btw- yeah that 750ti is good card for low budget gamer for sure!
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MRMagoo123  +   206d ago
actually BakPAin i have just built my son a pc that can run titanfall on mid range settings for $450 in Australia which is even cheaper in the US and he got a monitor and keyboard/mouse, the screen was only $40 and the K/M came free, i already have windows and can easily get it for free of the internet if needed anyway.

8gigs of corsair ddr3, a gtx 550 and 1 tb hdd . along with an amd phenom 2 black edition cpu. cheap as chips.
ABizzel1  +   206d ago
@BakPAin

If you want to use the monitor excuse then you need to buy an HDTV to play a console on.

You can still hook your PC up to your HDTV as well. A Keyboard / Mouse is dirt cheap. And You can download SteamOS free, Linux free, and you can find Windows 8 disc on ebay for $30 - $40.

I've been building several $600 gaming PC's that outperform the XBO for the last couple of months, and you can build an APU gaming PC for $400, which is why I put that range.

You've been doing research? I've been building for the last 4 years, you're out of your element here.

And spending over $2,000 for Video and Music editing with a bit of gaming proves you know nothing about performance. For editing your CPU is the most important thing, and a i7 4770k is more than enough for the VAST majority of editing. You need to reevaluate your knowledge and your budget, because you don't know what you're talking about and you don't know how to properly budget for a gaming PC.

I should know I'm an AV Engineer already, and all it takes is $1,000 - $1,200 to build a great editing PC, with a great GPU tossed in.
saint_seya  +   206d ago
I dont know why you would say that.. i had the beta key on my origin account, saw the videos of the game, i didnt even care to download it.
I cant say im one of those who isnt interested in playing titan fall at all, i dont like to play with bots, but its just me, then again im a ps fanboy, so your generalization doesnt work at all.
I wont talk for every PS fan, but you cant either.
Its like saying all the MS fanboys are just retarded trolls because you see people like green power, when the truth is a lot of MS fans are cool guys that like games that x-box has and im totally cool with that.
scott182  +   206d ago
I don't know if the game is good or not, but it's third party, there is no reason why it shouldn't come to the PS4. Microsoft doesn't own them or the ip and people seem to think they do. It's a greedy industry now it would seem.
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mo241  +   206d ago
it's fine for 1st party games to be exclusive, but for 3rd party deals it sucks. It would be awesome on the ps4.
stuna1  +   206d ago
If Respawn had sold the ip, they would have been the one's hurt the most by it! Really think about it, how much do you really believe Microsoft paid for the first 1st game!? More than likely the cost was taken from the 1 billion set aside by Microsoft for new ip's/game development.

@chistocolus

Now people need proof all of a sudden, when normally they go alone with things that certain entities say without a lick of it being present! But just for you, there are two occasions where Microsoft stated explicitly that they had set aside 1 billion alotted to game development/new ip's. The Xbox1 unveiling and E3.

And although not very specific it has been quite obvious where this billion dollars is being spent! As the saying goes "A leopard can't change its spots".
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christocolus  +   206d ago
"More than likely the cost was taken from the 1 billion set aside by Microsoft for new ip's/game development"

Dude where is the link? Or do you have an inside source?
Da Ill One  +   206d ago
Of course they haven't sold the rights yet, MS is backing the money truck up on Monday..DUH
fullmetal156  +   206d ago
They have not sold the rights to Microsoft but it doesn't say they didn't sell it to EA and EA made a deal with Microsoft ooooooo conspiracy theories lol
ThichQuangDuck  +   206d ago
Titanfall AI is so dumb that they think they are the designers of the game
killzone619  +   206d ago
yet the AI of the titans in auto-pilot mode are good...

Respawn deliberately made the NPC's in multiplayer dumb so people would earn titans faster. It was a design choice.
ThichQuangDuck  +   206d ago
Questionable design choice. Really made in an effort to inflate the player's ego. When in reality they could of made another mode where the AI was smart enough to kill you when you were right in front of them or where everyone didn't automatically get a titan
Father__Merrin  +   206d ago
I wonder what this secret announcement is? merchandising?
Dlacy13g  +   206d ago
I never thought they would sell the ip to MS. Did some think that?
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Ko_Uraki  +   206d ago
It's good for everyone. Even for MS that can judge better the power of this franchise before spending billions.
Zoomer76  +   206d ago
What does it matter anyway half of you ps4 fans think its overhyped and the rest are aperently playing it on pc.
djplonker  +   206d ago
Its overhyped yes and I will NOT install origin on my rig if you had a pc and bought simcity you would understand...

p.s you sound like an idiot fanboy when you say apparently they have pc's yeah believe it or not I wanted to play a pc exclusive (guild wars 2) so I bought a pc I didn't have to mine it out of a meteorite!
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The_devils_chum  +   206d ago
Theres now way titanfall 2 isnt coming to ps3 because sony will have an even larger lead on xbone and it wouldnt make financial sense, respawn would have to ask for a shit ton of money that ms wont pay because the sales just arent there.
TheFallenAngel  +   206d ago
Not you but EA did.
itisallaboutps  +   206d ago
In other words. we didn't think the ps4 was going to be the leading plat. so we will definitely make Titan fall 2 for the ps4. because we lost on so much cash not going multi plat. These guys are regretting it. so much and titan fall hasn't even interested me one bit, i really just don't see the hype. I won't even pick it up on my pc
TrueJerseyDevil  +   206d ago
Why are they regretting it? You make it seem like no one is going to buy the game, or the Xbox one sold 500k consoles or something, it isn't selling that bad
ABizzel1  +   206d ago
And you shouldn't buy it when it comes to PlayStation for that very reason. Id developers / publishers want to treat people unfairly, then hit their where it hurt the most. Their wallets.

Or at the very least buy TitanFall 2 used if it comes to PS4.
itisallaboutps  +   206d ago
exactly, devs don't give a damn, the game doesn't look half bad. but we can definitely expect titanfall 2 on the ps4. However playstation owners are a little bit feisty this gen, so I wouldn't be surprised that if it comes to the ps4. a lot of us won't buy it out of anger, which should be the way to go. devs should be on their knees begging for their games to be on a system, not the consumers!
TrueJerseyDevil  +   206d ago
I bet that Microsoft will confirm that they did sell Titanfall to Microsoft shortly after launch. I don't buy this not selling it at all
djplonker  +   206d ago
A few weeks before titanfall 2 they will release a psn version of titanfall much like what happened with mass effect!

Its ea so what do you expect they are going to milk titanfall dry...
ABizzel1  +   206d ago
And don't buy it when it comes out, or tell everyone to buy it used.
SliceOfTruth888  +   206d ago
Its funny how all the sonyfanboys are trying to say see xbots you were wrong...when it was Sony fanboys crying worried the game was going to Microsoft...it must suck being a fanboy you make everything into a conspiracy
Battlefieldlover  +   206d ago
I am so sick and tired of one fanboy ranting about how other fanboys act. Hypocrite is a word you seriously need to look up. Irony, moron, immature, and uninformed are a few others you might want to touch up on.
SliceOfTruth888  +   206d ago
Iam no fanboy I assure you I own all last Gen and next Gen just saying how mostly every comment was Sony fanboys saying titanfalls not good anyway when in reality they were butthurt when they didn't even have to. Being a fan boy is for kids with paper routes
Paulie_gualtieri  +   206d ago
No but they SOLD OUT to microsoft
lemoncake  +   206d ago
When the time comes around for a sequel in 2-3 years time expect microsoft to be putting another big cheque on the table, if they still need/want titanfall at that time.
urwifeminder  +   206d ago
Same people who don't want commenting its fantastic , had to have day off blogs after that CEO retired I could not believe what people wrote I was shocked so many leave Brittany alone moments could not take the laughs sore stomach. Wonder what deal ms is cooking with these guys looking forward to hearing more.
Flames76  +   206d ago
My guess is microsoft is buying respawn before EA gets a chance to destroy the franchise.Microsof tknows its gonna change gaming and after playing the beta on the Xbox One no doubt its gonna change it.The game is freaking amazing
ABizzel1  +   206d ago
TitanFall isn't changing gaming in any shape or form. It's a good game, with good mechanics, great controls, mechs, and it's selling point is that it's a game where everyone can play and feel like they're doing good by killing other players, bots, and spawning Titans multiple times in a single session.

That's TitanFall's selling point, everyone feels like they can come in this game and do good.
Kingoftherodeo  +   206d ago
so what this means is they still own titanfall. and they can do what ever they want with the next one but doesn't mean there isn't talks about becoming an exclusive franchise
ultra7  +   206d ago
Well the truth is Microsoft agreement is for the life of the Title and that no other system even PS4 will not get a Titan fall port. Also the reason Respawn chose the X1 is because of the Cloud computing--with servers, physics, and AI, they said without the cloud computing they would not have attempted it.
ABizzel1  +   206d ago
Exclusivity had nothing to do with the cloud, because the can was touting as the XBO version being the best because of it. Then the PC and 360 version also have the exact same "cloud" support, and cloud has no longer been spoken about.

It was media hype to get people talking about the XBO, and buying into the console for the potential of online games really changing and benefitting from the "cloud".

The facts are it's a FPS, which usually did better on the 360, and the target market were NA / UK where 360 won last gen, which is why it was timed exclusive for the XBO originally. However, EA/Respawn didn't predict that the PS4 would come out and dominate as it did (even neglecting the horrible XBO reveal, and internet rage against the console), and stuck with the XBO deal thinking gamers would #dealwithit or #getoverit. Well here comes E3, and the XBO shows somes a great line-up of games and soon reversals, and most is forgiven among the fans & fanboys, meanwhile Sony and the PS4 has the biggest uproar in E3 history with the PS4, but once again EA doesn't believe in hype, word of mouth, they only want numbers which translate into $$$$$.

So seeing their pre-order numbers, and hearing Sony's huge success in pre-orders M$ did the smart thing and used EA to their advantage and got TitanFall exclusive. EA executive officers being the greedy fools they are happily scooped up the +$250 million dollar check from M$, and made the game exclusive.

Now here we are today with a 6+ million PS4 install base, and 3.7 million XBO install base, PS3 still selling well and even outselling XBO so far this year, and EA has realized just how big of a mistake they've made, and want to play it off.

M$ is not to blame for any of this, and no one should have hard feeling about them. They are a business trying to make money, they saw an opportunity, and took advantage of it.

EA and Respawn are who PS gamers should be mad at, not M$. Direct your hate there, and simply don't buy TitanFall2 or buy it used if it comes to PS in the future.
Urzusix  +   206d ago
As long as Its remains on PC i really don't care, Never understood fps games on consoles xp
AutoCad  +   206d ago
And now playstation closet titanfall lovers rejoice.
Adolph Fitler  +   206d ago
It is not coming to PS4, maybe it should/would have come to PS3/PS4/Wii-U if Respawn was self published....as I believe that may have been another bone of contention they had when at Activision, with all this under handed 1month Xbox exclusive content, & the huge money that Activision were obviously being handed by MS for what these employees had created & were continuing to create.....So, not only were Activision making stupendous amounts of cash off the IP's & DLC alone, but they also were getting trucks of cash from MS for 1 month content first.... So Vince & gang weren't getting owed bonuses, based off the game & content alone, then they saw Activision were so greedy, that they also got these massive amounts from MS for the 1month exclusive content deal.

EA have been sly & deceiving with what they have done, BUT, as long as they pay Respawn whatever promised, pretty much EA have not really done anything wrong by Respawn employees....They as Respawn's employers really own NO explanation to them for what they have planned for the IP, all they owe them is the MONEY promised.....So really, EA did not deserve to get voted worst business AGAIN this year, but in fact, Activision deserved that accolade....or even Capcom moreso than EA....

Anyway, MS has Titanfall on lock for AT LEAST, the 1st title in the series, MAYBE, & just a slight, smell of mass MS money stained MAYBE, Titanfall 2 will come to Sony's machine as well. I would like a Vita version personally. But, it ain't gonna happen...People need to accept that it is MS exclusive, & move onto the other masses of PS exclusives that need attention & success more than just another COD style FPS.
SDIII  +   206d ago
You know I heard the same thing when Gears of war first came out, The 1st one only came out on Xbox and they were saying there was a possibility it would come out for the ps3 at the time and then BAM it became exclusive.

I feel like this game has fallen into the grasps of the evil companies at large and won't make it to the ps4, but oh well.
jasondracd  +   206d ago
Relax...Respawn have not been bought by MS.
No1up  +   206d ago
I'm sorry but when H-hour drops titanfall will be left behind. If anyone here had ever played socom 1 or 2... You know what I'm talking about.
TRD4L1fe  +   205d ago
very doubtful it'll get left behind, but one can dream right
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