Titanfall DLC 'planned', will 'evolve with playerbase'

EA insists Respawn shooter can 'absolutely' co-exist with Battlefield

EA and developer Respawn are already planning additional digital content for Titanfall, the publisher confirmed in its Q3 earnings call on Tuesday.

Although it's not yet clear what form Titanfall's future DLC will take, EA CEO Andrew Wilson claimed its plans would 'evolve' to match the behaviours of its playerbase. Respawn has previously said it will not include micro-transactions in the game.


"Titanfall is a highly innovative game that's multiplayer driven and so we expect a lot of online engagement around that," Wilson said.

"We're planning extra content already for the product, but in the nature of a large service, I think that will evolve over time as we see how the playerbase evolves through the year."

EA said Respawn is currently putting the "finishing touches" on the shooter, which looks set to go in to public beta in February.

EA COO Peter Moore wouldn't further detail digital plans for Titanfall, but on the issue of the publisher's other flagship shooter, Battlefield 4, the exec insisted that the pair can co-exist.

"Absolutely, the answer is yes. I think [Battlefield and Titanfall] can both co-exist," he said.

"We haven't talked in detail about our Titanfall digital strategy but you're very familiar already with Battlefield 4 Premium. We expect that to be incredibly strong for us, as is Battlefield 4 typically as a catalogue title itself.

"Once we announce Titanfall [plans] you'll obviously have a better understanding of what our digital strategy is, but I think that they can both co-exist very easily."

Titanfall will release on March 11 for PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Overall EA posted a net loss of roughly $308 million for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2013.

However, the firm extracted positives from software sales on PS4 and Xbox One, claiming to have been "the #1 publisher on next-generation consoles in December" in Western territories.


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