EA Defends The Release Dates Of Titanfall 2 And Battlefield 1

During an investor call EA’s Andrew Wilson defended releasing Titanfall 2 just a week after Battlefield 1, suggesting that there are three types of gamers. Battlefield 1 players like “big strategic game play”, Titanfall 2 players like “fast, fluid, kinetic gameplay” and the third type likes both.

I would suggest there are just two types, the first likes running around in first person and shooting people in the face, and the second can only afford one full price game every now and then and was never going to by two very similar games in quick succession. But hey, what do I know.


The good news is that despite Titanfall 2 failing to match it’s predecessors sales, EA are firmly behind the game and will continue to support the franchise.

“We are working with Respawn to build a franchise,” said EA’s Blake Jorgensen. “This is something that we plan to be working with them on for many, many years to come, and there’s huge opportunity inside of that franchise to continue to expand it. And so part of the strategy of building a franchise is you have a long view.”

“There is still a lot of things that they’ll be putting into [Titanfall 2] for the foreseeable future,” added Andrew.

Source: Seeking Alpha 

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  1. You know nothing, Tuffcub.

  2. I must be the third type as i enjoy both games.

  3. Never trust a strategist EA, that bases their decision on just a couple of focus groups. Also, I get the feeling they had no idea what sort of game Respawn were actually making, and their strategy revolved around the idea that it simply must release before CoD, at all costs.

    I eagerly await the next installment of Battlefield, when EA will have insisted that the longevity and quality of the game be reduced so as to not negatively influence their other franchises.

  4. Right, so for their third type, who likes both types, having the 2 games release so close together is a ridiculous idea.

  5. Everything they can to remove or intercept interest on COD. They need to just do their own thing and not be so focused on COD.

    After being stung with all Previous Battlefields ill leave for a while. Titanfall 2,undecided until I give it a whirl at the brothers then maybe I’ll get it for the 4.

    • This year, COD wasn’t even on their radar. They literally just went “Oh? That’s it? Ours is better.” at E3 and apart from that, they have been rather quiet about COD. It is the busiest period of the year and EA may have wanted to get those two out just before the christmas period to take advantage of it. November is a very fierce month some times.

  6. That is a fair reason but EA, Battlefield is Battlefield! You can’t throw Titanfall in and expect it to match BF’s levels of sales. I mean, Titanfall has a smaller audience, smaller reputation and smaller hype. BF? You threw everything at it and the audience is massive. Some folks can’t afford two £40+ games and BF tends to be favoured 9/10 due to the bigger userbase for those that love MP. THere’s dishonoured, the Ezio collection of AC, a few other titles that are out soon and it is hard for people to pick stuff. I would pick Dishonoured 2 if I had to choose between BF, TF, D2.

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