Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall may not have harboured the staying power that both companies would have liked when it released for Xbox platforms and PC early last year, but the high-octane shooter garnered enough critical acclaim to warrant talk of a sequel — a sequel that will likely rear its mechanical head on PlayStation 4 as well.
And though EA didn’t openly confirm development of Titanfall 2, rumors that the publisher greenlit a pixelated follow-up were rife in the days after launch back in March of 2014. Rumors that pegged the title as a multi-platform project.
“Last year it was on the Xbox only; in the future, we haven’t yet announced, but we’ll probably have another Titanfall game. It will probably be a bigger footprint than just a single platform. I think that’s a huge positive for us.”
That’s according to EA’s Blake Jorgensen, who also touched upon the company’s approach to the first-person shooter genre moving forward, revealing plans to release at least one entry into the genre per annum. This year, that responsibility will rest with Visceral Games’ soon-to-be-released Battlefield: Hardline, followed by the launch of Battlefield 5 in 2016. From that point on, EA will likely shepherd Respawn’s seemingly inevitable sequel into the limelight in 2016 or 2017.
Circling back to the chances of Titanfall 2 appearing on other platforms, and given that speculation of the sequel appearing on PlayStation platforms has been in the ether for some time, coupled with the fact that such a move will broaden the market for Respawn, it seems as though this decision to go multi-platform is a bygone conclusion.
But what do you think? Do you want to see Respawn push ahead with a Titanfall 2? Let us know in the comments section below.