EA and Respawn confirm 'new Titanfall experiences'

Publisher to continue partnership with Vince Zampella studio

EA has confirmed it will continue its partnership with Respawn Entertainment, following the release of Xbox exclusive shooter Titanfall in March.

Speaking during the company's Q4 financial briefing, EA chief executive Andrew Wilson said the pair are working on "new Titanfall experiences," but stopped short of mentioning specific platforms or products.


"We're excited to announce that EA is continuing its partnership with Vince Zampella and his Respawn Entertainment team, building on our success in delivering Titanfall, the biggest interactive entertainment event in the year so far," Wilson told investors in a conference call.

"Through a new policy agreement, we will be working with Respawn to bring new Titanfall experiences to players worldwide."

Titanfall released for Xbox One and PC in March and, according to EA, sold through about 925,000 units in North America during the quarter, which ended March 31.

An Xbox 360 version of the game released in April.

In March multiple sources claimed that EA had won the rights for a Titanfall sequel, based on the positive performance of the first game.

One report claimed that Titanfall 2, unlike the first game, would not be tied to an Xbox exclusivity deal and thus could release on PlayStation formats.

An EA representative commented at the time: "We do not comment on rumor or speculation. Right now all our focus is on supporting all the fans worldwide enjoying Titanfall."

Asked in October 2013 whether Respawn would eventually make games for PS4, studio head Vince Zampella said: "Of course we will, just not the first Titanfall."

And the following month, EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen said: "We'll find I'm sure that there will be future Titanfalls at some point that may be on multiple product platforms."


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