During a presentation about its upcoming fiscal year, Electronic Arts announced that Titanfall 2 will launch during the company’s third fiscal quarter. This puts the release date somewhere from October to December, in ripe time for Christmas.
EA must certainly have faith in the upcoming first-person shooter developed by Respawn Entertainment, as its release date puts it in competition with the most anticipated titles for the holiday season. EA’s upcoming FPS behemoth is of course Battlefield 1, releasing on October 21. Despite this, EA CEO Andrew Wilson remained firm that the two titles would not cannibalise each other, calling the FPS genre “a giant category in our industry.”
“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.”
Perhaps Wilson is hoping that Titanfall will instead be taking some of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s slice of the market instead. Both games have a futuristic setting on multiple planets, and mechanically are quite similar, particularly considering Black Ops III’s movement system. Plus there’ll be some ‘friendly’ competition, as Respawn Entertainment’s founders, Jason West and Vince Zampella, were involved in creating Infinity Ward and the Call of Duty franchise itself. Not to mention that their game, Call of Duty 4 is getting remastered as part of Infinite Warfare’s limited editions.
Personally, I don’t know what to be most excited for. The first Titanfall has been my favourite FPS of this generation, but Call of Duty 4 is probably my all-time favourite. Hopefully a decision will be made once more Titanfall 2 details are announced at EA Play this year.
Titanfall 2 will release on Playstation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.