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Respawn on Xbox One work: Will not exclude other consoles from future projects

The team at Respawn Entertainment only worked on the Xbox One and PC versions of Titanfall, and that undoubtedly had to help the team hit their launch date without having to delay the game passed its March 11th launch date.

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Hatsune-Miku860d ago OffTopicShow
XiSasukeUchiha860d ago

Ok so Titanfall 2 on PS4 incoming!

randomass171860d ago

Was there any doubt about that?

Abash860d ago

Still won't buy Titanfall unless the next installment has an AAA campaign. Sorry but I just don't like multiplayer enough to buy a game where that's the only game modes

Ezz2013860d ago (Edited 860d ago )

EA must be slapping them self right now
for not doing ps4/ps3 versions

MeknSence860d ago

And then, EA signed another contract behind RE back with Microsoft for Titanfall 2! SMDH. Wonder why EA voted as the worse company.

rdgneoz3860d ago

EA bet on the wrong horse, it's pretty obvious their desire for money will bring them to make the game multiplat in the future.

aragon860d ago

off topic but ea has been kind with pvz garden warfare, i wonder if they are not feeling well, they being kind tho.

thezeldadoth860d ago

And then suddenly this site will say titanfall 2 will be revolutionary next gen and the ps4 version is so much better than Xbox and PC version

Septic860d ago

Nice! Glad its coming to PS4. At least now the Titanfall bashing will stop ;)

Biggest860d ago

It'll stop if Titanfall 2 isn't hyped with buzzwords like "Cloud", "Revolutionary", "COD KILLER" and "Framerate King". Titanfall isn't hated for its "exclusivity" alone considering the multiplatform release.

zebramocha860d ago

@septic the game wasn't getting dash because console excusivity but for crappy performance on the xbone.

barb_wire860d ago (Edited 860d ago )

@MeknSence

Don't think EA has a say in it. They don't have publishing rights to any sequel(s) to 'Titanfall' - they do have first refusal but no publishing.

Respawn, if they wanted could go to another publisher.

Although, I firmly believe that before that would happen MS will write Respawn a huge check to keep 'Titanfall' a MS exclusive.

Patrick_pk44860d ago

@Abash And some next-gen visuals.

guitarded77860d ago

EA is absolutely kicking themselves in the ass. It's not just the missed game sales that the check from MS covers... it's all the merchandise that can come with a game. If they want to sell t-shirts, action figures, etc, they cut their market down significantly. I think it's more than half of what it could have been because there are more PS4's in the hands of gamers.

NancyRVelez860d ago SpamShow
BitbyDeath860d ago

Not surprising considering how badly Titanfall flopped.

NukaCola860d ago

Its clear EA went behind Respawns back and made a deal with MS. Quite shady.

SilentNegotiator860d ago (Edited 860d ago )

Maybe next gen publishers will learn not to back a horse off the bat, when it is absolutely anyone's game.

Good news, I say. It's always nice for developers to put their games on the system that people are buying. Good for everybody.

erathaol860d ago

@Abash, seems like they want to add some dept to the story behind the setting. Titanfall was MP only so that they could make the best FPS MP they could make, to compete with other big hitters like CoD, Halo, etc...

Silly Mammo860d ago (Edited 860d ago )

I look forward to how they will advance TF. Something was lacking for me with this iteration.

morganfell860d ago

It's going to generate some serious salt at E3 when Respawn shows up on the Sony stage, super humble with hat in hand and shows a PS4 demo...running Morpheus.

TheXgamerLive860d ago (Edited 860d ago )

TitanFall 1 2 3 ....MS only. Other projects as in other IPs could come to other consoles as well but never TitanFall games.

@bityD flop? Ohhhh i see ...your an idiot.nm.

BitbyDeath860d ago

@Xgamer,

Xbox consoles are known for their shooters.
People usually buy Xbox to play shooters this stereotype is also further proven by the US being it's #1 market. (which many are gun fanatics)

Now keep in mind it has not sold over a million otherwise it would have been already announced.

The Xbone userbase is roughly 3.5 million. Take into account the new console sales will also be included in this under a million figure so either not many bought an Xbone for it or the current userbase did not buy it.

Either way, yes that means it flopped.

Saigon859d ago

I think what @BitbyDeath was trying to say is that TF wasn't as earth shattering as many thought. It moved some consoles but not enough to say it was a pure success. I honestly think the reason behind this is that the game was only focused on MP. If there was an SP variation, I believe more would have purchased. To me this direction was most likely applied because MS want to show case its cloud infrastructure. Did it do justice; I can't answer that but I am sure some others can.

morganfell859d ago (Edited 859d ago )

No Xgamer. MS does not own Titanfall. Titanfall isn't my type of game but MS does not own the rights. Respawn owns most of the IP with certain business aspects (publishing rights to T1) belonging to EA. And T1 did not move mountains. In major retailers such as Walmart, Amazon, and Gamestop Titanfall and the X1 couldn't outsell the PS4 on launch day. They sold more PS4s than copies of Titanfall on launch day.

Pekka859d ago

XGamer: So people thought about Mass Effect also when it was released. Titanfall IP isn't owned by MS so there is a big chance that sequel goes to other consoles too. There is even a possibility that first one goes to PS4. Unless MS is prepared to pay minimum 200 million for exclusivity.

Anyway, Titanfall may not be a flop but it is definitely a big disappointment. It is already certain that Titanfall won't become nearly as big as Halo or even Gears.

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maniacmayhem860d ago

He never really specifies Titanfall 2 though.

lsujester860d ago

True, but it's pretty safe to assume that's what they'll be doing next.

Newmanator860d ago

Microsoft's $$ must not be enough to counteract profit from Playstation sales.

Rimeskeem860d ago

It's pretty much implied though

Cupid_Viper_3860d ago (Edited 860d ago )

The amount of potential money EA left on the table by going MS exclusive with titanfall is substantial tbh.

Let's say that close to 1/3 of the current Xbox One user base buys titanfall, that's $60 times 1 million = $60 million.

Now if 1/3 of PS4 owners bought titanfall, that would put it at 2 million times $60 = $120 million dollars. (See killzone shadow fall who wasn't marketed anywhere near the level of titanfall)

To for EA to get $180 million from Titanfall, every single Xbox One owner would have to buy the game. And we know that's never going to happen. And Sony have already pointed that out to them during a conference call. So you know for sure that when Sony brings that up,it is them basically saying to EA " well if you didnt give a damn, and now we won't a fack".

In business term that means that you made your bed, now lie in it. Just watch how destiny/Watchdog/The Division gets marketed on the PS4.

So I'm not surprised at all to hear those tunes from Respawn. "The Next Water Cooler is leaking and devs are thirsty, not a single "cloud" up in the sky, so i bet you they can see clearly now since the rain is gone"

https://m.youtube.com/watch...

Sitdown860d ago

@cupid_viper_3
But ps4 has Killzone with jet packs, so why would 1/3 purchase Titanfall..... and all the PS4 owners who want to play Titanfall are already doing so on their PC. ;-) You should definitely make your numbers lower.

Cupid_Viper_3860d ago (Edited 860d ago )

@sitdown

The same reason why ps4 owners have purchased more multiplatform titles than Xbox one owners.

So the short answer is because the game would be available for the console.

Killzone was always available on the ps3 and the ps4 when millions after millions bought COD and Battlefield. It would be no different had titanfall remained multiplatform. Just like it will be no different when Destiny comes out, and The Division etc comes out.

Had titanfall stayed multiplatform, I have no doubt that the PS4 version would outsell the Xbox one version. And I believe it would also edge out the Xbox one version on a technical standpoint as well.

k3rn3ll860d ago

She... abbie heppe is a she

Naitron860d ago

@cupid_viper_3 EA/Respawn will not see the full $60 of those estimated figured. A large portion of that goes to marketing, retailer, and console fee.

Pekka859d ago

If Titanfall would be released on PS4, install base would at minimum 10 million at that time. So it would even need to sell even to 1/5 of the install base at that time to get 2 million sold. And games sell for many years, I've bought several games years after they are released. It is even completely possible to have a game which sells 10 million copies even though it is released when install base is just 3 million.

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jay2860d ago

Abash: Mate couldn't agree more, I'd get it for £20, its not worth a full RRP.

1nsaint860d ago

you can actually get it for 20 pounds. (for PC)
Just check some sites that sell origin keys.

most of em list titanfall for 35 euro's and 25 for the russian version (which u can easily update to english)

ABizzel1860d ago

And don't buy it, or at least don't buy it new. This is another of these publisher tactics we shouldn't be supporting.

B1uBurneR860d ago

Sloppy seconds like Mass Effect? I guess thats cool we're all gamers

scott182860d ago

Oh well, it didn't make Mass Effect any less enjoyable. Plus I got to enjoy true PS3 exclusives while I waited.

duplissi859d ago

I will admit that that pissed me off. Mass effect was THE reason I bought an xbox 360, then it moved to PS3, I guess I can take consolation in the fact that I played it sooner than I would have.

I learned my lesson, I am not buying a console for one game or franchise. My xbox Has only played halo and Mass effect and the odd cheap game I picked up. This is one of the reasons I built a gaming PC. I will still get a PS4 in the near future, and maybe an XB1 down the road. The vast majority of games come out on PC and consoles, except sony and nintendo exclusives.

My PS4 will be for Sony published games and my PC for everything else since games play sooo much better there.

AngelicIceDiamond860d ago

NOW Sony fans are happy, but before it was. "It doesn't look next gen." "Its COD with mechs" "I'll get it on PC."

Imo it will come to PS4, in fact I'm 90% sure it will because its not MS's game. And that's great.

But the attitude of certain Sony fanboys is ridiculous. If its not on PS4 lets cry, complain and go on a hate bash campaign to be little it.

But now that it possibly fanboys love it.

There is medicine for Bipolarity.

MightyNoX860d ago

Still not getting it as I loathe EA but it's simply fun watching MS lose third party exclusivity. :)

DigitalRaptor860d ago (Edited 860d ago )

Understand that fanboys will be fanboys.

We have said for years that relying on third party exclusivity is not the answer. It is, in fact, a short-term solution to a long-term problem. We said that Mass Effect, and BioShock would come to PS3 eventually, and they did, despite all the denial that MS continues to piggyback on third parties- just look at their lineup so far.

People are just pointing out that there's no point in putting all biased hope and wonder into a franchise that will end up not defining that console. Pointing out the facts doesn't hurt either. EA lost a ton of potential revenue by going MS exclusive and ignoring the colossal marketshare of PlayStation. Saying that the next one will probably be coming to PS4, is just common sense at this point - hardly anywhere close to port begging.

GW212860d ago

I agree with everything you said above. Regardless whether it comes to my console of choice, playstation, it's still COD with mechs and last gen visuals in my opinion.

AngelicIceDiamond860d ago

@Mighty Like I said its not MS game or Ip in fact the games not even EA's its Respawns. So yeah its coming to PS4.

It'll be interesting because apparently Activision is going with Sony this time around when it comes to COD.

And MS will probably team up with Respawn to promote their console.

Like I said its interesting.

Fz6soldier860d ago

you ever think not every sony fan has the same opinion?

Tony-A860d ago

I'm also glad that the title will be making its way to Sony platforms, but I for one stand by what I said:

Whether Titanfall comes to PS4 in the form of some sort of "Special Edition" or Titanfall 2 comes to PS4 and PS3 with the same engine as the first game, I still think that the game looks very 7th generation and not at all the kind of game you would showcase if you wanna show your friends how powerful your new console is.

Doesn't mean it isn't fun as hell, though, and I'm itching to play it.

k3rn3ll860d ago

We're talking 3 years from now people. That's the earliest respawn will have another game out. A lot can change in that time

Copen860d ago

Be f***ING honest okay....Titanfall is crippled on the Xbox one and the Xbox 360 version isn't even 720 p and 30 frames per second!! So you're damn right Sony gamers will be excited because they'll have the best version of the game just like we do now with every multiplat running and looking better on the PS4. I've got both systems okay and Titanfall on the Xbox one is ugly as hell and suffers from frame rate drops and lots of screen tearing when the framerates unstable here's a video depicting what i'm talking about. http://www.youtube.com/watc...

So YES ps4 fans and customers will be happy to play the next Titanfall knowing the first game on the Xbox one and xbox 360 was nothing short of a beta test for the next multiplat release.

ABizzel1860d ago

@Angeliclce

Considering where your comment was placed "2.6" I doubt you read any of the comments above you, because Septic and maybe 1 or 2 other people are remotely excited about this.

gigoran860d ago

@AngelicIceDiamond
Actually, no. We didn't want it because... we didn't want it. If that too hard for you to comprehend? Let me use an example to help you understand. So the icecream man comes in his truck. Opens the window. The only flavor he has is toilet in a cup. Don't want it. The next day he comes back. Now the toiler flavor also comes in a cone. Guess what? still don't want it.

So while you think you are getting immense pleasure gloating over the people that hate the game, what you are feeling is actually fake. There is no flame to fuel your xbone fanboy pleasure.

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Magicite860d ago

no way MS will buy exclusivity for this one.

Unreal01860d ago

I don't think they will, I'm guessing the amount would be a whole lot more next time around and I don't think Respawn would be that silly

1nsaint860d ago

@Unreal01

I Just hope Respawn has the right to say what platform they will be on and not EA

webeblazing860d ago (Edited 860d ago )

And suddenly TF is now a great game to PS fanboys lol. The hypocrisy always get me on this site. They never want the game or something is not needed until its on their precious PS.

They even use dumb excuses like its like cod, when these devs are the creators of cod.

Fz6soldier860d ago

I still think it's crap if that makes you feel any better.

T2860d ago

where do you see people jumping up and down for joy? I sure didn't see any posts like that, mostly just laughing at EA for the money they lost.
I would play titanfall, but only because bf4 is broken... if bf4 gets fixed, no thanks. and I've always said I would get titanfall on ps4 but I'm not buying a 500 dollar xboxone to play it. so there's a huge difference between people saying they would "pick it up" and play on their console of choice as opposed to
"holy crap i need an xbox"

BIG difference.

k3rn3ll860d ago

Yea we've had like 20 posts like this about TF in the past year and it always ends the same. People flipping their opinions back and forth depending on what the articles say

Angeljuice860d ago

@webeblazing

Are you really that simple? Some PS4 fans were upset when it was bought out by Microsoft, others didn't care at all. We don't all have secret meetings to decide what to think or feel about the game.

Sony fans are a wide and numerous cross section of the gaming community, each with their own take on each and every game released.

If you can show me one single example of a user on this site who berated TF previously and now thinks it's wonderful on this thread, I'll personally give you all my internal organs to do with as you wish, otherwise just stick your head back up your arse and stop talking crap.

Your sweeping statements about Sony fans just highlight your insecurity and ignorance. Relax, there isn't a conspiracy of Sony fans or fanboys, it just seems that way because you're so outnumbered.

beebap860d ago

I still dont like it either and wont be getting it.

iKenny860d ago

Listen- I'm pro PS but I wasn't knocking TF either. I kept saying over and over that I'm happy for MS but also said that I hope it does eventually come to PS4. I'm not into saying what system is best and blah.blah blah because it's all a matter of personal taste. But damm- I will say this again- I sure hope TF does show up on PS4 someday. Just recently I received the entire XBONE bundle with 2 games 1 digital and a separate copy only because my bud who bought the system knows I don't like digital games and long story short- it's still in the box wrapped. I've always hated the controller from MS. It just doesn't fit right in my hand but I'm still not one to talk trash because again- it's a matter of preference.

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Flames76860d ago

Titanfall franchise wont be on the PS4 ever it will be exclusive to the Xbox One.Future projects will be other games.I cant see respawn bringing titnfall to the PS4 with the sony fanboys putting it down along with respawn

T2860d ago

LOL suuure they will give up 2/3 of potential money to stand up for their principles.

Gotta fight the good fight for xbox right? LOL

KwietStorm860d ago

You think a legitimate company is going to pass on millions and millions of dollars because a small vocal group *on the Internet* claims they don't want the game? lol!

IcicleTrepan859d ago (Edited 859d ago )

@ above comments. Microsoft has BILLIONS to spend. If they can stop Titanfall from going to Sony they will. They've got more money than god does (and more money than Sony does), don't worry about that.

OutlandGaMIng859d ago

billions of dollars to spend .. its hardly even necessary respawn and EA would much more overall benefit by pushing this franchise multiplatform . If i need to explain to you why then why would i even bother is my response lol .