Titanfall 2 released just one week after Battlefield 1 and a week before Call of Duty Infinite Warfare. We’ve all talked in great lengths about the stupid timing of its release, and have witnessed the aftermath suffered, with disappointing sales. Despite that, Titanfall 2 is one of the best games of 2016, but will there be a follow-up? Vince Zampella says “We don’t know yet.”
In a recent interview with glixel, Respawn founder Vince Zampella, who also created the Call of Duty and Medal of Honor series spoke about the release of Titanfall 2, what makes their in-game movement so great, and the creative level design and narrative the studio does so well.
When questioned about the potential for another Titanfall game, he responded with “We don’t know yet. The game is, critically, a huge success. We’re really happy with all the reviews and the positive sentiment. Sales, it’s too early to tell. We’d definitely like to tell more of the story and the universe. I think it’s pretty safe to assume that we’ll explore more of it. EA might have announced more. Devin?”
Devin Bennett, a publicist for EA was accompanying Zampella during the interview, who intervened with an EA statement we had heard recently, “What we’ve said is we’re committed to the franchise.” Despite the disappointing sales numbers, EA will remain committed to the franchise and the studio, even if they were dropped in the deep-end with a terrible release window.
Vince Zampella’s response was extraordinary though, and reading between the lines, it sounds like he isn’t very happy with the current setup. In response to the comment by Devin Bennett, Zampella said “So, whatever the fuck that means.”
Is there trouble mounting between Respawn and EA? Respawn recently had to distance themselves from the official Titanfall 2 Twitter account which was making comparisons to its competition, such as Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, with Respawn saying that they respect their competitors and don’t have control of that Twitter account. It is controlled by EA directly.