Respawn’s monster mech shooter, Titanfall, currently only comes in Origin for; but that maybe not the case for future releases. Speaking to Game Informer, CEO Vince Zampella explains that he regrets not being able to field the game on more platforms.
“We would have loved for it to be on Steam from day one,” said Zampell. “but at some point it just doesn’t make sense anymore and you start looking to the future and I think we should not make that same decision again.”
Right off the bat, Vince Zampella was excited to talk numbers regarding Titanfall’s still growing player base. “We announced 7 million unique players a month ago or so or whatever” announced Zampella. “We’re obviously still selling so we are closing in on 8 million now.”
But that hasn’t stopped Vince from re-thinking the decision to make Titanfall an EA-Origin exclusive, baring the game from Steam.
“At some point you look at it and you say is it even worth now this much later the effort to put it on Steam, when it would be a lot of work and kind of bifurcate the community?” Zampella said. “We would have loved for it to be on Steam from day one, but at some point it just doesn’t make sense anymore and you start looking to the future and I think we should not make that same decision again.”
Zampella then went on to confirm that EA’s exclusivity deal only covered the original Titanfall release, and not future Respawn games; at least, for the time being.
Later on in the Game Informer interview, when asked about the existence of a second team at Respawn, Zampella responded with “There is a second team”, and that it was Non-Titanfall related.”
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