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Titanfall Xbox Exclusive for The "Life of The Title"

You won't be seeing the first Titanfall on any non-Microsoft platform.

By Mike Williams. Published 5 months ago

Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall was definitely one of the stand-out games of E3. It has no single-player and its graphics aren't too awe-inspiring, but the gameplay is something new for players. The game is exclusive for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows PC, but PlayStation 4 fans have been hoping that's a timed exclusive. According to EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen, that's not the case.

"In the case of Titanfall, it's a brand new IP, and it's exclusive only through the life of the title on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PCs," said Jorgensen at EA investors call yesterday.

That's pretty definitive, but the weird thing is apparently EA made the exclusivity deal without Respawn knowing about it. Respawn owns the Titanfall IP, but the publishing rights are currently throguh EA Partners.

"Always [Microsoft]exclusive at launch, great partner and focus is good for a startup. EA made a deal for the rest, we only found out recently," Respawn founder Vince Zampella tweeted yesterday.

When asked by a fan if Respawn was making any games for the PlayStation 4 at all, Zampella replied, "Of course we will, just not the first Titanfall."

That probably puts Titanfall is in the same place as Bioware's Mass Effect series. The first game was Xbox 360 exclusive before landing on PC seven months later. Mass Effect 2 launched exclusively for Xbox 360 and PC, but came to PlayStation 3 for the first time a year later. And Mass Effect 3 was a simultaneous launch on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, coming to Wii U few months later. My guess is we'll see Titanfall 2 in early 2015 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

It's interesting to see a true third-party exclusive as they've become increasingly rare these days. Microsoft has set aside $1 billion to spend on Xbox One exclusive games, and in the case of Titanfall, part of that $1 billion may be money well spent. With a $100 price difference, the Xbox One needs all the exclusives it can get.

The best community comments so far 4 comments

  • Spazgadget 5 months ago

    Good news for the X1, for sure. The game looks terrific, visually, and all reports say it's a fun multiplayer experience. I'm more of a single-player campaign fellow myself, and I can't say it was/is enough to make me want to buy the console, but it sounds like this will be a boon to the Windows camp. Hooray for competition!

  • MissDeviling 5 months ago

    Pretty fucking despicable to not consult the DEVELOPERS, of all people, about the lifelong exclusivity deal.

  • faultysmiles 5 months ago

    @MissDeviling

    I'd be surprised if they did.

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