Respawn Entertainment revealed they are teaming up with free-to-play online game maker Nexon and Particle City, in order to help them bring the Titanfall franchise to mobile phones.
Particle City is a studio co-founded by Respawn’s Vince Zampella. In a recent interview he explained his vision and how he is planning to bring the franchise to mobile phones.
“It’s about being able to extend our universe into an area that we at Respawn aren’t expert in. When we built this universe, we realized how extensible it was … and we want to get it out in front of as many people as possible.”
Nexon President and CEO Owen Mahoney also explained that the company doesn’t just intend to port the game directly to smartphones.
“We’re not of the view that you take a first-person shooter that’s great on a console and PC and just put it on mobile. You have to work with what the platform can do.”
Mahoney expressed his will to keep investing in the game over time, and how Respawn just doesn’t take the approach of “cashing out and moving on to the next one.”
“From the Nexon side, in our experience a great game that is an online game on any platform, can last years, so let’s keep investing in it over time. What we find is that much of the industry, the people that we talk to, they don’t think of it that way … [they’re more interested in] cashing out and moving on to the next one. But based off of our experience, [Respawn] take a very different view than most of us in the industry. When they started talking about where they could take the Titanfall universe, it was very exciting for us.”
When Zampella was asked to give an update on the actual sequel of Titanfall (which might or might not be named Titanfall 2), he said that he can’t answer right now, but “it will be worth the wait.”
“I can’t say just yet, I promise that it will be worth the wait.”