Report: Titanfall 2 won't be exclusive to Microsoft platforms

Sources say rumored next game in the Respawn's multiplayer shooter series could come to PlayStation or Nintendo systems.

Yesterday, a GameSpot source told us that Electronic Arts had landed the rights to publish a sequel to this month's multiplayer shooter Titanfall. Now, sources have informed Polygon that Titanfall 2 will not be exclusive to Microsoft platforms.

Titanfall is currently exclusive to Xbox One and PC; the Xbox 360 version is due out on April 8. EA has not commented on the rumors.

That a sequel to Titanfall is in development and that it will see a release across multiple competing platforms is not much of a surprise. Asked in October if Respawn Entertainment would make a PlayStation 4 game some day, cofounder Vince Zampella said, "Of course we will, just not the first Titanfall."

For more on Titanfall, be sure to check out GameSpot's review and what other critics are saying.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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chimekolover88
chimekolover88

I hate when this happens. When a franchise starts as an exclusive for one console and then later entries become multi-platform while earlier entries are stuck on one console, leaving other consoles with half the series or even less. It is a trend that needs to stop, it leaves some interested gamers with an awkward starting point in a series. The same thing happened with Mass Effect and the PS3 and later the Wii U. I hope these rumors are false. If they are true hopefully the first Titanfall will get a PS4 release too.

Slvrshot
Slvrshot

Sources say they do not have an official word. 

-Damien-
-Damien-

yeah after it flopped big time on XBONE, there's no way it will be exclusive

kingtrax
kingtrax

King Trax wonders where the story is in this article.  All he could say was "DUH?"  Sad waste of time.  I'm sure Eddie is saying to his monitor right now..."MADE YOU LOOK! tee hee"

donmega1
donmega1

Not at all a next generation game. who cares. Where's the real games at?

halo1399
halo1399

It doesn't deserve a sequel, it's not a good game.

thorn3000
thorn3000

I like how the devs are not even defending the Xbone...I mean it was obviously a bought deal by MS, but you know how marketing communications works...they should claim it was done only on the Xbone because it is a stable system or it was to fulfill their vision or something like that....but no, they are not even trying to hide the fact that there no reason besides money and the  second sequel will be on all platforms...my opinion, Respawn lost a lot of money not offering it to the PS market, I don't think the money from MS did offset this loss

akuma12345
akuma12345

Titanfall is overrated ... And so does Infamous SS. They're all sucks! The witcher 3, The divisions on PC and Super smash bros on Wii U are way better. 

PC and Wii U will rise and knock the f*ck all of you Retarded Xbots  and Sony Ponies!

ABIBASS
ABIBASS

My uncle works at EA, and ea wanted to release the original TF on multiplatform sometime prior to the launch because the developers worked thousands of overtimes on the game, so they wanted extra profit by launching it on ps4 as well. Obviously microsoft didnt let it happen because of the contract and there was quite a tension between two companies that they almost settled this through court (maybe they secretly did) all i know is ea is very pissed at microsoft right now.

IndySandbagTrik
IndySandbagTrik

I own both the X1 and PS4, but I have to say: Playstation trolls are far more immature and fanboyistic than Xbox trolls.


Just play some damn games, enjoy it and quit crying like n00b babies perhaps?

starjay009
starjay009

Who cares ?! It's a mediocre game in which I have absolutely ZERO interest. They can make Titanfall 2, 3, 4 and keep going until the end of the world; makes no difference to me. EA with their crappy attitude, poor customer service, bug ridden titles won't get a penny from me. I stopped with BF3. Fanboys with mediocre video game tastes will continue to flock up to this game which brings nothing new to the table. Same old boring mechanics made even worse by AI bots. Then again, I can't change others. But I can certainly control where my money is heading when it comes to buying video games. 

franky111
franky111

There goes their only exclusive ace. Yikes.

Xbox One's future is looking rather bleak these days...

waffleiron88
waffleiron88

I thought this was a real article till it mentioned a 3rd party game coming to nintendo.

Kooken58
Kooken58

Will this said sequal actually support mods since its running on the 10 year old Source Engine? Or are we going to be forced to fork over 60 dollars again that feels like nothing more than an expansion pack or Patch update of the original...which offered very little as well.

Vodoo
Vodoo

That's what happens when you contract third parties for your exclusives instead of making your own.

Have Rare actually do something productive for once! Making dumbass Kinect games is not the way to go.

translucent17
translucent17

there goes youre ace in the hole Microsoft..... pffft, next

kik4444
kik4444

Are they serious? It's literally been less than 10 days and they're already talking sequels.

DemannameD
DemannameD

NINTENDO?!!?!? LOL! That's cute... Are they planning to release a next gen system? Cause if the X1 can't run Titanfall in 1080... I can only imagine the Minecraft like Titanfall on Wii-U.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@chimekolover88  not like anyone cares about titanfall anyway. what are we even missing, the story sucks and the games full of noob features like retarded ai which destroy all sense of competition and skill. if titanfall 2 fixes everything wrong with titanfall 1, then I will be glad I only spent my money on the game that got it right and saved money not bothering with titanfall 1 or an xbox one. If it doesn't fix those things I won't bother with the 2nd entry either tho.

dannydevito
dannydevito

@-Damien-  Flopped. Right. Go back to playing your across the board, low scoring Second Son. 

sonofdark18
sonofdark18

Batman-Arkham Knight

that's where the real game is

sonofdark18
sonofdark18

You suck at trolling.

And the wii U sucks ass BTW.

kingtrax
kingtrax

@starjay009  Ever wonder why you clicked into this article & read it with your ZERO interest?  Probably not.

thorn3000
thorn3000

@starjay009 and? why should anybody care it makes no difference to u? what are president of the US of A?

IndySandbagTrik
IndySandbagTrik

@starjay009  Obvious idiot is quite, obvious.


You haven't played the game, so you know nothing John Snow.  It really is quite brilliant, with a healthy fixation on FUN.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@franky111  lol, it was looking bleak since their first reveal. they were doomed from the start when sony ate them alive over their horrible pr.

IndySandbagTrik
IndySandbagTrik

@Kooken58  Mods in a purely MP game are hazardous at best... even in an MMO, it can throw out balance big time.


I'm sure TF2 will be bloody excellent, just like TF1.

skipper847
skipper847

@kik4444


Should no by now that sequels are planed even be for the 1st is finished and some times making it at the same time. or just weeks later.

jayjay444
jayjay444

@DemannameD  Just because it isn't running at 1080p doesn't mean it can't also since Thief plays at 10 FPS 1080p on PS4 I guess PS4 can't run Titanfall 1080p either. 

dannydevito
dannydevito

@Aaronp2k  "Not like anyone cares"? As you take time out of your day to post in a TitanFall report. Right. You're jelly like the rest of them, c'mon.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@blue_shift_91 @-Damien-  it has flopped, its not even on the vgchartz top 10 lol. even ground zeros is on there and it can be completed in 10 mins.....

blue_shift_91
blue_shift_91

@Aaronp2k @-Damien-  

lol, did you read what you wrote? it flopped because it failed to make the list on some website?

first of all, vgchartz posts estimates. and it doesn't even have them for ground zeros.

second of all, you need to learn the difference between a flop and a record breaker. if you're going to determine the success of a game by the latter, then you should go play wii sports or COD until the next best thing comes along.

RedStar
RedStar

@jayjay444 Actually it was proven that the ps4 is effectively 50% more powerful than the xBox. Go to any computer discussion forum and they constantly make that known as they compare their rigs to how inferior both systems are.

jawsdc316
jawsdc316

@jayjay444 You really are a failure at trolling. lol Thief does take some dips in the frame rate on both systems though. The game is not really optimized for these two consoles. Xbox One can't even hold a 30fps with its 900p resolution, imagine Xbox One trying to do 1080p like ps4?

jayjay444
jayjay444

@PHuNKPHeNoMeNoN  PS4 is only slightly more powerful than a Xbox One it's the developers fault for not making the games properly why the Xbox One versions suffer if Forza 5 can play 1080p 60fps then all games multiplatform should be running the same there is no argument, you need to take your head out Sony's ass. the PS4 is powerful but not that much more powerful, it may seem light years ahead on paper but in reality it's not anyone who knows about computers can tell you that. 

PHuNKPHeNoMeNoN
PHuNKPHeNoMeNoN

@jayjay444 @peacenutman@overkillz555@DemannameD   If the game even was to run worse on ps4 than Xbone that's the developers fault  Its a fact that the ps4 is more powerful than the Xbox.  Thats not an opinion so your argument is retarded all together  Maybe when the "power of the cloud" gets utilized which i think is bullshit.

overkillz555
overkillz555

@jayjay444 @peacenutman@overkillz555@DemannameD

Each version is guilty of genuine frame-rate drops too, especially when traversing main roads in The City. This manifests more aggressively on Microsoft's platform, where drops down to 20fps are possible, as compared to 25fps on PS4 - but in amongst the frame-pacing issues this is trivial. The stimulus seems to be interactions with multiple guards, and travelling at high speeds around the game world - neither of which are necessarily the core tenets of a stealth game. In either case, the PS4 version technically holds steadier at these particular stress points, but the end result still appears choppy.


jayjay444
jayjay444

@overkillz555 @jayjay444 @DemannameD  Nice did you do those yourself lmao? look up videos of the game it drops as low as 10fps in places for as long as 5.8 seconds while the X1 is steady, nice try though kid.