A common sentiment amongst gamers recently is the odd release date of Titanfall 2, which released just last week, a week after Battlefield 1, and a week before Call of Duty’s annual title. Releasing Titanfall 2 between those two is just asking for trouble, and the recent UK games chart proves it, seeing as it debuted in only 4th place. Respawn says that the date was locked in, and couldn’t be changed.
It’s not that it needs to be changed, as reviews for Titanfall 2 have been through the roof, but with two massive juggernaut releases sandwiching it, it was bound to get somewhat buried. The game is picking up some steam though, based on word of mouth and high recommendations, so it’s not too late for Titanfall 2 to win over more gamers, and prove itself as one of the year’s best titles. It’s already being described as one of the greatest games of this generation, and even Kotaku’s review makes a statement that is not to be taken lightly.
“Titanfall 2 is impressive. Its influence will ripple through video games in the same way that titles like Half Life or Halo managed in their time. Beautiful and bold, Titanfall 2 is the pinnacle of first person shooters.”
However, sales are still a bit low, and with the juggernauts on both sides of its release, and of course a bit of negativity on the PlayStation front, due to the first game being exclusive to Xbox One in 2014, some people just aren’t jumping on board. A great game is a great game however, and interest will only rise. Shane described the game as 2016’s underdog, and he makes a very good point.
In an interview with PlayStation Lifestyle, Titanfall 2’s producer Drew McCoy, said:
“I actually don’t know where the decision came from. I just know it was locked in a long time ago and there was no changing it,” he says. “I’m not really worried about it. We tried not to [worry] really…When you care about what other games are doing, when they’re releasing [, you worry]. At the end of the day, we’re releasing a game that we’re happy with, and we enjoy playing, that we’re proud of.
“As long as we’re doing that, I think we’re gonna find an audience. It doesn’t really matter when it comes out. A good game gets noticed.”
Will you be checking out Titanfall 2 before the year is out, or are you content enough with your Battlefield 1 or your Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare? Is the high praise at least raising your curiosity?