Wednesday, October 30, 2013

No Titanfall on Sony platforms ever, says exec.

Earlier in the year, all the execu-speak surrounding Respawn Entertainment's (awesome-looking) Titanfall told the same tale - that it was a timed exclusive for Microsoft platforms, and would eventually come to PlayStation consoles.  It was plain as day.  Today?  The tune has changed.

During a conference call at (publisher) Electronic Arts, CFO Blake Jorgensen said Titanfall is exclusive to Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC "for the life of the title."  This took even Respawn lead and storied Call of Duty developer Vince Zampella by surprise, as he subsequently tweeted "Always MS exclusive at launch, great partner and focus is good for a startup. EA made a deal for the rest, we only found out recently =("

When asked if Respawn would ever make games for the PS4, he replied "Of course we will, just not the first Titanfall."

Now... let's assume this is actually true.

That sucks.  It's great for the Xbox One, no doubt about that, but as a console-centric gamer like myself who doesn't intend to buy a second, more-expensive next-gen console (and certainly not one that monitors my pulse as it shows me commercials), it sucks.

I want to play Titanfall and I probably will.  Let us, then, assume that this is just more execu-speak.  How can we yet come to the conclusion that Titanfall may still land on the PS4?

Take, for example, Ninja Gaiden.  Remember how Ninja Gaiden and Ninja Gaiden 2 were totally and fully exclusive to the Xbox?  Ninja Gaiden 2 would never appear on another console?

Well - true to their word - Ninja Gaiden 2 didn't appear on another console.

This one's called Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. It's totally different!

So let's all keep our fingers crossed for Titanfall Titanium or some such tomfoolery.

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