Developer Respawn’s chief executive officer has come out and confirmed we’ll get Titanfall on multiple platforms next time around.
Vince Zampella, founder of Respawn, told website IGN that his team is working on a sequel to Titanfall (which just had its one-year anniversary yesterday) that will come to PlayStation 4 as well as Xbox One and PC. We reached out to the developer, which confirmed what Zampella said. In May, EA said it has more Titanfall in the works, but this is the first time we’ve had anyone from Respawn acknowledge that the sequel will hit Sony consoles.
“I guess EA announced a sequel,” Zampella told IGN. “So I could play coy and pretend I don’t know anything about it, or — yeah, so we’re working on a sequel. No official name yet, but we’re working on that. That’s the main focus but we’re starting up a second team and doing some smaller stuff too.”
Zampella said the team is taking this part of the process “slow,” and that Respawn is exploring new ideas. But he reiterated that the new Titanfall will “be multiplatform.”
For the first entry in the series, Respawn and publisher Electronic Arts made a deal with Microsoft that kept the sci-fi shooter off of Sony’s consoles. So Titanfall was only available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. This was seen early on as a big get for Microsoft as Titanfall was one of the most anticipated new games of 2014. But Respawn admits that not shipping on every platform was something that held the game back.
Despite not having Titanfall, the PlayStation 4 has dominated the Xbox One in terms of sales since both consoles shipped in November 2013. Sony confirmed earlier this month that it has sold more than 20 million PS4s worldwide. As of January, Microsoft said it has shipped 10 million Xbox Ones to consumers.
While Titanfall was warmly received by critics and gamers, it didn’t have the long-term impact of something like Call of Duty, which much of the Respawn team previously worked on. Now, with more time and the chance to release on the PS4, Titanfall 2 could do much better.