Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 Cater to Different Gamers, EA Explains Launch Date Decisions

Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2

The end of the year is the time for game launches and most times, players will have a Battlefield game and a Call of Duty one to choose from.

Electronic Arts upped the ante this year by launching Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 at nearly the same time.

Talking about the decision to launch the games within weeks, EA CEO Andrew Wilson clarified that it was a conscious decision. Titanfall 2 opened with rave reviews and is being lauded at the best first person shooter in a long time. Battlefield 1 on the other hand brings World War I to life after nearly a decade and is praised for offering the most diverse single player campaign ever. Chances are high that the BF franchise could cannibalize sales of the Respawn game.

Titanfall 2

Wilson during the meet said, “We are very happy with we have created for gamers and it is easily one of the best decision made. There are three different types of gamers in the market. Those who love massive, large scale multiplayer shooters who would go for Battlefield 1 while those who are fond of close quarter, quick combat will embrace Titanfall 2. There’s a third category of people who simply love to own the best AAA titles in the market who would buy them both.”

“The decision to offer free DLC maps and modes in Titanfall 2 has been met with amazing response from gamers. We are delighted to support the idea. Besides, both games have a long life and will have much better sales in the holiday season as well as years to come. EA will work closely with Respawn Entertainment to support the Titanfall franchise and get the best delivered from the developer,” added Wilson.

Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2

EA’s head also added that they cannot treat the Titanfall franchise like they would with FIFA or Madden. Their idea is to bring new players onboard and offer them content that could help the brand build a new franchise. The game has all the potential that they were looking for as a publisher and their continued support will ensure it reaches new heights. Battlefield 1 on the other side has been projected with massive sales figures and it is already on route to break records. The investor’s call in the month of January after Black Friday and holiday season sales should give us a clear idea of how many copies both these titles have sold since launch.

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