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EA is looking to pit Titanfall 2 directly against Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

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Titanfall 2 release window revealed 2

Confusing naming aside, EA has a pretty packed schedule ahead of them leading up to the end of the year, headlined by two very different, but very exciting shooters. Battlefield 1 was revealed a few weeks ago to rousing acclaim, with the series turning back the dial to the first World War for a more grounded, authentic take on the conflict. Titanfall 2 then couldn’t be more different with its sci-fi centric setting and ridiculous mech combat, which is why EA doesn’t see the two as competitors.

And that’s good, because they’d be committing suicide by releasing them so close to one another if they did. Speaking at 2016 edition of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Technology Conference, Electronic Arts Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen revealed that the Respawn developed sequel will be launching within three weeks of the DICE made shooter. Although he didn’t make specific mention whether that meant before or after the October 21st release date, he did hint at enveloping the launch of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

That’s out on November 3rd, which could indicate that EA intend to release Titanfall 2 the week after. That would certainly put some pressure on the Activision shooter, with Titanfall 2 matching it far more closely from a gameplay perspective than Battlefield 1. It would take a lot to draw fans from the annual shooter, but if EA makes a convincing statement with the reveal of Titanfall at E3 in a few day’s time, that could certainly change perspectives.

It’s a bold strategy, because it could just as easily backfire. Should Titanfall 2 not draw the crowd it expects from launching so close to the mega franchise that is Call of Duty, it could be tickets for the sequel before the gates have even opened. EA is pretty confident that it doesn’t clash with battlefield 1, but that might not be the biggest worry right now.

Titanfall 2 is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Last Updated: June 2, 2016

20 Comments

  1. I think it’s dumb for them to try and compete with CoD’s launch. Give it a few weeks, not so close. CoD players are going to buy CoD. That’s pretty much been proven year after year. Titanfall needs to create a value proposition first – the first one didn’t exactly create the mega fan base that CoD has.

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    • Ir0nseraph

      June 2, 2016 at 08:54

      The CoD fanbase is so set so I will be amased if TitanFall makes it out alive, if they give the game a proper campaign it might have a shot, another thing that will help them is price the new CoD price is up there.

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      • Guild

        June 2, 2016 at 10:03

        And the price of the new CoD is why I’m not planning on buying it. I’ll get Titanfall if the price is right

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    • Darren Peach

      June 2, 2016 at 10:23

      Or……. No squeakers……..

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  2. Warren

    June 2, 2016 at 08:14

    yeah, not the brightest move, I’m not a massive coddington but that game is just too massive to go head to head with

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    • Darren Peach

      June 2, 2016 at 10:02

      I disagree. The guys that developed the original COD are the same folks who gave us Titanfall.

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      • KLEEBAN KLIBAN

        June 2, 2016 at 20:49

        I see what you are saying and I have faith in Respawn, but still Titanfall has yet to prove itself to a large enough audience for it to compete with CoD. Respawn made a huge mistake going single console, especially considering it was the much smaller install base. They should have had at least one cross console game so that the larger PS4 fan base could give them a try before they take on CoD. So far only a 3rd of console gamers have even had a chance to check out Titanfall. I think this really boils down to Respawn letting their pride affect their business decisions. Respawn is going head to head with Infinity Ward, and you can imagine how personal this is for Respawn. This will absolutely cost Respawn at release, but I am sure Respawn will still do well in the long run. Despite this being a bad business decision, on a personal level I respect Respawn for choosing to take on their old company with the odds against them. I’m sure Respawn realizes they can’t win but are doing this out of principal.

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  3. HairyEwok

    June 2, 2016 at 08:14

    So EA sees that BF1 isn’t even worth throwing into the competition against CoD:IW, so they go and throw in one of their other futuristic games against CoD.

    You know what screw CoD and BF…. We’re getting a new Age of Empires!

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    • chimera_85

      June 2, 2016 at 08:46

      Are we really getting a new Age of Empires?

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      • HairyEwok

        June 2, 2016 at 08:55

        We’ll know when E3 arrives. Rumors are that it could either be a mobile AoE, or PC.

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        • chimera_85

          June 2, 2016 at 09:25

          If it’s mobile I’ll start hating ms again

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          • BakedBagel

            June 2, 2016 at 10:15

            Like the hate for ms has ever subsided 😛

          • chimera_85

            June 2, 2016 at 10:59

            Hahaha Windows 10 and xbox games coming to PC lowered my hate for them haha

  4. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 2, 2016 at 08:29

    “Speaking at 2016 edition of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Technology Conference” EA games – Investing Everything

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  5. chimera_85

    June 2, 2016 at 08:45

    November 3th hahaha

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  6. Darren Peach

    June 2, 2016 at 10:00

    Big MECH squash puny cod ! I hope 🙂

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    • Guild

      June 2, 2016 at 10:06

      Not going to happen. CoD fan base is too large plus the remastered version of CoD 4. It’ll outsell again as every year. But I’m going Titanfall this year, if the price i right.

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      • Darren Peach

        June 2, 2016 at 10:07

        Yeah, I can dream. I have a great passion for Mechs.

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  7. Strawman Jim

    June 2, 2016 at 10:11

    Both are dumb; and I wouldn’t have sex with either!

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    • Darren Peach

      June 2, 2016 at 10:26

      Titanfall is worth a try. Trust me, Ignore my trenchcoat and suspiciously white hairy legs.

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