EA’s chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen has given the clearest indication yet that Titanfall 2‘s release date will be within a few weeks of both Battlefield 1 and Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare, ensuring that – if nothing else – FPS fans are going to be extremely spoilt for choice come this Fall.
Speaking at yesterday’s 2016 Global Technology Conference (via VideoGamer), Jorgensen didn’t reveal a firm release date for the sequel to the 2014 shooter, but indicated that it will hit shop shelves after Infinite Warfare, meaning EA will be tackling the competition “from both sides now in the quarter.”
We’ve always gone head-to-head with Call of Duty, and so we’re not uncomfortable with that, and essentially we’re kinda coming from both sides now in the quarter. So we’re pretty excited about it.
But is EA shooting itself in the foot by publishing two triple-A shooters so close together and potentially competing with itself for sales? EA CEO Andrew Wilson doesn’t seem to think so. In fact, he thinks that both titles appeal to a completely different audience and they therefore won’t conflict.
There is a very broad and diverse set of players who play games in that category who are looking to fulfil different gameplay motivations. Some people play very quick play, some people more strategic play, and some people want both in different context. The result of that is, we feel like we actually have a really strong position to deliver the broadest set of gameplay mechanics as it relates to 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.
It’s hard to argue with such a view, Titanfall 2 – like the Call Of Duty series – places greater emphasis on fast-paced arena combat, which is a direct contrast to the Battlefield games.
It definitely sounds like EA are cooking up pretty special with both games, and you can expect to see a whole lot more on all three titles at this year’s E3 when it kicks off next week.