Non-Titanfall Game in the Works at Respawn
Respawn Entertainment confirms a second, smaller team has formed internally to work on a non-Titanfall project.
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In addition to a new Titanfall game, Respawn Entertainment has formed a second team internally that's in the early stages of development on a non-Titanfall project. Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella made the revelation on Friday in an interview with Game Informer.
In response to a question about Repsawn recently hiring longtime God of War developer Stig Asmussen, Zampella said, "There is a second team. Non-Titanfall related." Asmussen works at Respawn in the role of game director for an unspecified title, which could be Respawn's new game.
Respawn's mysterious new project could be a free-to-play or mobile game, according to previous comments from the company's COO, Dusty Welch. He said in a June interview that Asmussen was not brought on just to help with Titanfall.
"I can tell you that part of his role here is thinking about how the studio can expand and where the growth sectors are in free-to-play and mobile," he explained. "Looking at those possibilities is part of what we do."
Don't expect to see Respawn's new, non-Titanfall game, or Titanfall 2 anytime soon, however. Asked if E3 2015, which will be held in June 2015, could be a venue for Respawn's next game announcement, Zampella said, "No, I don't think so."
"Next year will be a little quiet. We'll be heads down, back to work," he said. "Next year [we will be] figuring out what we're doing and really kind of honing in on what the next games will be."
GameSpot heard from sources at GDC 2014 in March that Titanfall 2 had been greenlit following the success of the first game. Publisher Electronic Arts seemingly confirmed this later in the summer when it revealed that work had begun on "new Titanfall experiences."
Whereas the original Titanfall was exclusive to Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC, the rumored sequel, according to multiple reports, could also come to PlayStation consoles. Zampella reiterated this today, saying, "I've already said future projects will not necessarily be exclusive" to Microsoft.
Zampella also mentions in the interview today that Titanfall is approaching eight million unique users, though it's unclear how many copies of the game have actually been sold. This is up from 7 million about a month ago.