EA announced yesterday that Titanfall 2 would release this fall, alongside Battlefield 1. Many thought this was a strange decision, but EA CEO Andrew Wilson clarified a few things during an investor call.
“[Shooters are] a giant category in our industry, $4.5 billion category, there’s a very broad and diverse set of players who are looking to fulfill different gameplay motivations”
“Some people play very quick play, some people play more strategic, some people want both in different context. The result of that is that we feel we have a really strong position to deliver the broader set of gameplay mechanics as it relates to the first-person shooter genre across two titles. I feel very confident that we are well positioned to do very well in that category in the year.”
Speaking about Titanfall 2 itself, CFO Blake Jorgensen said that it has “evolved substantially” from the first game, and that EA is confident that it will outsell the original. Titanfall 2 will be releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC unlike the first game that only saw a release on Xbox One and PC. So it’s a realistic goal to say that Titanfall 2 will outsell the original.
Battlefield 1 is set to release on October 21, whereas the Titanfall 2 doesn’t have a specific release date, but will come between October and December.