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Titanfall 2 going head-to-head with Battlefield 1 hurt sales

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I’ve been saying variations of this since it launched, but here it is again – Titanfall 2 is one of the best modern FPS games ever made. Seriously, you should play it. Unfortunately, it launched in a super busy release period and even went up against Battlefield 1, another big FPS published by EA.

Check out our list of the best FPS games for more. 

At the time, EA said they weren’t worried about the two games eating into each other’s sales, as one was a sci-fi shooter and the other a historical war game. Still, despite Titanfall 2 sales not quite hitting targets, EA also said they were still committed to the franchise, perhaps hinting that developers Respawn will get another go.

In a recent interview with GameSpot, Respawn CEO Vince Zampella said the game had been a sales success, though it didn’t do nearly as well as it should.

“The game was successful, it sold well, but it didn’t quite sell as well as it should have,” Zampella admitted. “Maybe because it was super-crowded, the pricing was aggressive – it was a rough window to launch our game.”

Titanfall 2 was just added to Origin Access, EA’s gaming subscription service, so hopefully it builds up a larger following in preparation for a possible sequel.

Anyone who plays it now will surely appreciate the support Respawn have given the FPS since launch, with free co-op modes, maps, titans, and more released in recent months.