More Titanfall experiences on the way, courtesy of EA

EA signs a new publishing deal with developer Respawn and reveals sales of the first game.

During a conference call with investors this afternoon, Electronic Arts announced Titanfall sales figures and revealed it has extended its deal with Respawn Entertainment to continue publishing future games in the series.

"We're also excited to announce that EA is continuing its partnership with Vince Zampella and the Respawn Entertainment team," EA announced today. "Through a new publishing agreement, we'll be working with Respawn to bring new Titanfall experiences to players worldwide."

No further details were shared regarding future plans for Titanfall, including whether it will continue to be an Xbox exclusive on consoles.

While it shouldn't come as a surprise that the Titanfall franchise will see more games released, EA's deal with Respawn didn't guarantee that it would continue on as the series' publisher in the future. It was reported in March that EA had secured the rights to publish Titanfall 2 as part of a deal that was contingent upon strong sales of the first game.

As for sales numbers, EA COO Peter Moore announced that NPD figures show Titanfall sold 925,000 units at retail through the end of March. NPD figures only account for physical sales in the United States, so that doesn't represent worldwide sales figures, nor does it include any sales of the digital version. The Xbox 360 version didn't release until April 8, so its sales were also not included, but Moore described it as being "off to a great start as well".

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Cochleadoc
Cochleadoc

Titanfall is ok.  Not amazing, not great...just ok.


I do enjoy jumping on and playing when I can, but it's gotten boring already.  


I'm more of a Battlefield fan and enjoy more the long game.


I wish BF wasn't so broken. 



tightwad34
tightwad34

I remember the hype for this game. They were talking like it was going to be as popular as COD. The hype surely seemed to die down a bit after the game came out. I was just curious if it was indeed justified. I won't be playing it, but I would like to know if it really is the "best game to come out in a long time".

Pupchu
Pupchu

"Courtesy of EA"

I have a bad feeling about this...

slicedbread117
slicedbread117

I really would love to see a legit, structured single player campaign in a future game, although it's unlikely.

velcrosnake
velcrosnake

I hope these 'new Titanfall experiences' include patches to fix the problems with the game that previous patches have introduced and not just DLC.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Titanfall IS a good game.. It's fun, it feels fresh and its got me back into competitive multiplayer again... Only issue is there's nothing to do.. There's like 3 games modes and 6 maps... I can only play it for less than an hour or so before getting bored.... Don't see me playing it at all in a few months.. Possibly the release of Watch Dogs will do the trick

AirForce190B
AirForce190B

Would there be any new game modes for the current one? That's honestly all I really care about.

Pewbert
Pewbert

More Titanfall articles on the way courtesy of EA contract with Gamespot.

Merseyak
Merseyak

i bought it on pc played it a few times its an ok game but that's it its not special in any way

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

The only good thing about EA is EA Partners Program. They can do better though if they improve Origin-platform.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

EA doesn't always make courtsies, but when they do, they do it for the sole reason that they have something bad to share the next day. So spare me with the courtesy of EA. In fact, spare me with the courtesy of every major game publisher.

collingtonuk
collingtonuk

And while it has EA on the box I won't be buying it.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Make that 925.001


I bought Titanfall for X1 yesterday. (been playing the 360 version until my Xbox One came in).  Yep, bought it twice, its that good

strothers101
strothers101

So here is my unpopular opinion on the matter. I think EA as a publisher has given some devs the opportunity to create amazing games, games that without EA probably wouldn't have happened .

Kunakai
Kunakai

Hopefully this means they'll be able to flesh out the next iteration a bit more. Either ways, I hope they change up the formula for the next Titanfall, the first was awesome for what it was but there's a lot more that can be done, vehicles and larger maps/player counts would be most welcome in my opinion! :) 

the2ndvalentine
the2ndvalentine

A NEW agreement. Bringing the game to players worldwide. Sounds like a PS4 release to me. Cool beans.

slayn03
slayn03

but all in all, Titanfall is not a premium fps game at all ppl, its good, like cod was, but in a history of fps it falls kinda 7, max.

berserker66666
berserker66666

And so the downfall of Respawn begins. EA will make Respawn into it's own and kick out the devs just like with every others.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Define "legit". Why wasn't previous campaigns "legit"? Besides, it's a moot point. Everyone knows it's the MP that people ultimately buy CoD for.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Pewbert What? The Titanfall articles have definitely dwindled a bit, but I still see them on other sites. I would like many more Dark Souls articles, though. Not even close to enough of them.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@xsonicchaos  


So what do you use to get the sand out of your vagina?  I'm gonna guess lemon juice, cause you're bitter as hell.  


Tip: Try reading the whole article instead of jumping in the room with nothing but the headline.  You're taking "courtesy" out of context. Shouldn't you be in a Starbucks stupidly wearing ironic winter clothing (it is May after all), complaining about the sugar not being organic enough and listening to a record player you dragged in ya hipster dbag? 

velcrosnake
velcrosnake

@Thanatos2k  Stop telling me what to do with my money. I don't care for how EA runs things, but Titanfall is worth the $42 I spent on it for the fun I am having with it. First EA game I've bought since Mass Effect 3, which unfortunately was not worth the money.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@Thanatos2k  


The sad part is, like the idiots who hated on George W. Bush back in the day...you don't have a flippin clue why you hate EA.  Hating EA is a stupid trend. All you know is its a "big company that makes a lot of money and should pay for their success".  Get over yourselves.

velcrosnake
velcrosnake

@slayn03  Wht makes a FPS 'premium'? Customizations and unlocks or fun generally balanced gameplay?

jumpchump
jumpchump

@slayn03 I've been saying exactly that for a while, but whenever I say it people write me off as a sony fanboy. I don't even own a playstation past the PS2. Titanfall is a good game for what it is, but it is not innovative or even a full offering. I would give it a 7, but the 9 I have seen is totally off.

rasterror
rasterror

To me it's a solid 9. To me the campaign is pretty much money existent, but just like Battlefield that's not where the fun lies. It's truly a great game that you have to play differently compared to other shooters.

C-THREE
C-THREE

@berserker66666 I doubt it. Zampella was burned so hard by Activision that there is no way he would let that happen.

Pewbert
Pewbert

@tightwad34 @PewbertWell they would have to offer Gamespot money in exchange for X amount of articles a week, plus a minimum review score of X. Bit late for that now though ...

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@xsonicchaos


Yes, it is, but some are just gamer-snobs who only think what they like and play matters. 

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

While EA hate is unnecessary and you're right, most have no idea why they hate them other than being a large company who had online issues with 2 or 3 games - George W Bush was an idiot for a multitude of reasons. It's not fair to compare the 2 because most people would know why they hate him. His idiocy was published on the daily.

xantufrog
xantufrog

@Sevenizz Isn't that what Thanatos just said? HEYOOO

the2ndvalentine
the2ndvalentine

@spacecadet25 @the2ndvalentine  It's true, but I think it would be out of character for EA to turn down all that extra money. The game has done well on one console platform. Test complete. They can know that it will probably sell well on another platform as well. This way they didn't have to burn resources testing it on both consoles. Makes sense.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Amusing coming from the guy who can barely string a complete sentence together. So why are you so angry? Did you find out that no one is going to care if you ever just "disappeared"?

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

First off it's not hype. It is every bit as good as was promised. Critics and gamers like it. The only reason I bought it twice is because I hadn't planned on getting an X1 until I saw how much I was getting back from my income tax. So I traded in my 360 version and got the X1 version after.

But you're right. EA "are" my kind of publisher. They've been behind a lot of great games whether you like them or not. The only reason ppl hate them is because anti-capitalist babies like you don't like it when a company becomes too big and successful.

uchihasilver
uchihasilver

@Gravity_Slave @xsonicchaos so you bought into hype twice, great then EA are you're kind of publisher, Seriously i bought Titanfall on PC it isn't that great a game it's okay i guess but in the end it's just another FPS in an overly saturated market.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

No you don't, or you we're have said why right here. That's why you're stalling with petty insults of calling me stupid. Now go spend 5 minutes Googling "why EA are bad company". Try not to get distracted by the flashy ad banners.

Thankfully I don't have to ask if you're stupid. You did a great job of answering that big question right away without knowing it. *golf clap*