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Why Titanfall 2 is coming to the PS4

PSU writes:

Respawn Entertainment's Vince Zampella explains the decision to bring Titanfall 2 to the PS4 following its exclusivity with Microsoft for the original game.

Hoffmann2872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

Nailed it.

Basically the whole article..and more or less all other comments, this one included are redundant thanks to your simple but spot on answer.

XisThatKid2871d ago

Shot in the dark but here it goes.
They very on the wrong horse when they thought the success of 360 world transition over with the Xbox brand to the X1. No one truly KNEW the success PS4 was going to see .if they did I doubt they would have went exclusive with it. That's what I think.

lelo2play2872d ago

Yep... Basicly every 3rd party developer that make exclusive deals with Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo loose a crap load o money/sales. It's simply bad business.

BiggerBoss2872d ago

If every single one lost money, they wouldn't do it anymore. Obviously there is money to be made somewhere

thekhurg2872d ago

Incorrect. When there is an exclusivity deal the party getting the exclusive will typically fund game development or "buy" the exclusive deal by paying the developer (or publisher) for the projected lost sales.

That's why it's easier to land new IP exclusives then games with an established fanbase.

DragonDDark2872d ago

You think they are doing exclusives for free? They get money dude lol

IamTylerDurden12872d ago

The issue is that TF just didn't sell the astronomically high numbers they anticipated bc there were only so many xb1's in the wild at the time. Seeing as PS4 has twice the install base it'd be foolish for any major 3rd party dev to do an exclusive deal with ms. Tomb Raider...

Germany72872d ago

This guy knows about business. /s

morganfell2871d ago

@thekhurg,

Except when the Titanfall 1 deal was made, prior to the consoles launching, the belief was the X1 would steamroll the PS4 in sales. That turned out not to be true and EA/Respawn lost a great sum of money that the exclusivity deal did not cover.

AngelicIceDiamond2871d ago (Edited 2871d ago )

@Morgan Absolutely false. That's not how that works and unlike you I have actual facts https://www.google.com/url?... 10m sales overall. Imma throw this in there as well. https://www.google.com/url?... Deadrising 3 mill milestone. Suggestion, don't be a fanboy an don't speak on things you know nothing about it makes you look hella dumb.

morganfell2871d ago (Edited 2871d ago )

Thanks for the insult and the PC numbers. And as someone that has demonstrated on this site time and again you are a fanboy you have no room to talk. The difference between you and I is that I am honest and openly admit my motivations while you believe (wrongly, quite wrongly) that yours are cloaked. You fool no one.

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LexHazard792872d ago

Yes they do...another 40mil+ gamers should help.

tgunzz2872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

Titanfall was never mean't to be exclusive. Respawn wants to dethrone COD, and the only chance is through multiplat...

XanderZane2872d ago

Tell that to Capcom, Namco, Konami, Sega, SquareEnix and Atlus who continually skip PC, Wii U & XB1 platforms with many of their games. Sales don't seem to matter all the time for these companies, even though it should.

Chevalier2871d ago

Because sales are negligble. It's cost versus benefit. If you're not going to even make enough money to cover the cost of translating, publishing and your projected sales can't cover the minimum why even bother even releasing it?

Just look at why a giant company like Warner Bros. decided to cancel Xbox release of Batman in Japan or why Mages which exclusively only Xbox release last gen canceled exclusivity and announced PS4 ports going forward. Psycho Pass couldn't even make it in Japan and they actually lost money. Now it's coming to North America and its not even getting a release on Xbox One even though it was XB1 exclusive in Japan.

Overload2871d ago (Edited 2871d ago )

Have you seen the sales numbers for a game like Final Fantasy on Xbox? It might as well be a PlayStation exclusive. Some reach as high as 90% sold on PlayStation.

TwoForce2871d ago

You don't know what you are talking about.

XanderZane2870d ago

@Chevalier
We're not talking about just Japan. The games these companies are releasing for PS4 only are selling more copies in Europe & US, then they are in Japan. lol!! There are more PC gamers in Japan, then there are PS4 gamers, yet they don't even release many of these games on PC in Japan, let along Europe & U.S. Millions in sales lossed. A lot of these games don't need much translation. PC/XB1 is so similar to PS4 now that putting games like Ace Combat 7, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, World of Final Fantasy, NiOh, Ni No Kuni 2, etc.. on other platforms shouldn't be a problem.

@TwoForce
Hhmm.. yes I do. I used to work in the gaming business.

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C-H-E-F2871d ago

I will be buying it used IF I buy it, they don't deserve my money. They want to lie about why they went exclusive and all that pile of bullcrap so they don't deserve my money same with Square Enix and Tomb Raider nope.... it's about the money. Insomniac was basically fired so they get a pass on Spider Man, but I don't support these wishy washy devs/pubs that believe they can just lie to us to fatten their pockets NOPE..... USED GAME SALES MATTER.

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Relientk772872d ago

Because it's the best selling console this generation. Huge and growing user base

LordMaim2872d ago

Because EA likes money?