That’s according to EA’s latest earnings report, revealing that Respawn’s anticipated sequel will land during fiscal Q3 – i.e. anywhere between October 1 and December 31, 2016. Although, given that DICE recently slated Battlefield 1 for launch on October 21, it’s expected that Titanfall 2 will be held until mid-November at the very least. There’s also the small matter of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on November 4, meaning that the fall season is already becoming a crowded corridor for tentpole shooters.
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Aside from narrowing down the release window, Electronic Arts didn’t disclose any further information relating to Titanfall 2. For what it’s worth, the energy swirling around Respawn’s sequel is seemingly “building very nicely,” with EA CEO Andrew Wilson offering some insight into publisher’s slate.
“The result of that is that we feel we actually have a really strong position to deliver the broadest set of gameplay mechanics as it relates to [the] first-person shooter genre across the two titles and feel very confident that we are well-positioned to do very well in that category in the year. Certainly you see the reception around Battlefield 1; we feel very good about that. The energy around Titanfall 2 is also building very nicely. We look forward to showing you more of both of those titles at EA Play in June.”
Much like Battlefield 1 before it, Titanfall 2 has booked its place at the inaugural EA Play event in June, when we expect to get our first look at Respawn’s futuristic follow-up in motion.