EA Reportedly Secures the Rights to Titanfall 2, No Longer Microsoft Exclusive
Written Thursday, March 20, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
EA has reportedly secured the rights to Respawn's multiplayer-only shooter Titanfall, potentially granting the publisher the option to go multi-platform with the franchise for Titanfall 2. That's according to a 'reputable source', who claims that the option to acquire rights to Titanfall 2 was based on how the first game performed.
Of course, Titanfall has already performed remarkably well, contributing to a 96% boost in sales of Xbox One consoles in the UK. In response to the reports, EA offered the usual "we do not comment on rumor or speculation," statement, adding: "Right now all our focus is on supporting all the fans worldwide enjoying Titanfall."
The terms of this rumoured EA agreement for Titanfall 2 are not yet known, so whether the series will actually go multi-platform for the sequel is currently unclear. EA CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed during an investor call in October 2013 that "In the case of Titanfall, it's a brand new IP, and it's exclusive only for the life of the title on Xbox One and Xbox 360 and PCs," offering a strong hint that PlayStation and other platforms could be viable for future instalments of Respawn's game.
Titanfall is out now for Xbox One and will be coming to Xbox 360 on April 8th in North America and April 11th in Europe, following yesterday's delay. You can get our review of the Xbox One version of Titanfall here.