lol Infinity Ward cant catch a break. Looks like EA went behind their back and did the deal for a full exclusive.
Out of the frying pan.....
The same reason many people love Infinity Ward multiplayer (flash and a lack of balance) is the reason I loathe it, so I don't really care what happens with Titanfall, but this deal is interesting.
The fact the deal was behind IW's back indicates to me that IW doesn't own the IP, which means they have a worse deal with EA than Insomniac. The makers of half of the CoD games should have been able to cut a better deal than Insomniac (their worst selling game this gen has sold better than Insomniac's best selling game this gen).
I would say live and learn, but clearly Zampella doesn't ever learn. If they try to do anything more than crank out Titanfalls MS will do the same thing to them that they did to Bungie (tell them to take a hike and offer those team members not fed up a lot of money to stay, effectively splitting the team).
It really is odd. They DO own the IP, but it seems someone either fucked up when signing the publishing contract or they are in on it but are blaming EA for the deal just to deflect some of the bad PR.
I have no idea how someone can own the IP and still get jerked around by the publisher. My guess is Zampella is lying.
I think the most plausible answer is that they are in on it, because if they signed a contract that basically took away their rights to choose what platforms the game is for, they are bigger morons then i had them out to be.