Electronic Arts will be publishing the sequel to “Titanfall,” according to Gamespot. A source told the site the option to “land ‘Titanfall’ was based on the performance of the original.”
Though Respawn hasn’t released any sales figures relating to the game’s launch, it seems “Titanfall” is selling pretty well – even boosting Xbox One sales in the U.K. by 96 percent. Entertainment sales-monitoring research company Chart-Track revealed that 70 percent of U.K. Xbox One sales were “Titanfall” bundles, which included the console and the game for 399 pounds.
“We do not comment on rumor or speculation. Right now all our focus is on supporting all the fans worldwide enjoying ‘Titanfall,’" an EA representative told GameSpot regarding the “Titanfall 2” rumor.
Sources also told Polygon the next "Titanfall" won't be exclusive to just Microsoft platforms but will be available for other consoles as well. This means the sequel could possibly be playable on Sony's PS4 -- and we're all for that.
Microsoft anticipated an increase in sales prior to “Titanfall’s” launch. “We're making a big bet that 'Titanfall' is going to be a blockbuster launch for Xbox," Yusuf Mehdi, chief marketing and strategy officer for Microsoft, told Reuters on March 11. "We don't have a sales forecast for the game to share, but we expect it to be big for us.”
It’s no surprise that the much-anticipated title has proved itself to be a system seller. In early March, one insider claimed the impending release of “Titanfall” had already helped move 1 million Xbox Ones from store shelves.
On March 9, NeoGAF user famousmortimer, also known as Pete Dodd, an industry insider the site claims has a reliable track record, claimed “Titanfall” has already led to 1 million Xbox One consoles being sold in the past few weeks.
“Microsoft has a very real image problem right now. And if ‘Titanfall’ doesn't help correct that there isn't any reason to think anything will this year,” Dodd said. “Marketing guys project that ‘Titanfall’ has already helped sell around 1 million Xbox Ones. This is based off of things like upticks in sales after every major ‘Titanfall’ announcements. They don't know if it will move 200k more at this point. The ‘Titanfall’ bundle is selling less than Microsoft projected (but they are still hopeful for a big swing come tuesday). If ‘Titanfall’ doesn't turn around the sales ... and the image problem - what will? Direct X 12 unlocking the magic secret gpu when it releases in 1.5 years?”
On Feb. 11, during the Stifel Technology, Internet & Media Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, EA Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen said he sees “Titanfall” as having long-term potential. “As you can imagine, this will be a franchise that’s around for a long, long time. I think people will be very excited,” he said.