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Titanfall won’t topple Call of Duty says Zampella

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One of the biggest games coming out of E3 and Gamescom this year had to be Titanfall. It’s massive, gorgeous, ridiculously fun and looks set to steal the multiplayer crown away from other shooters when it eventually releases. In fact, this could be the game to finally unseat Call of Duty. But Respawn Entertainment co-founder Vince Zampella has a more realistic opinion of how well the game will really do.

Speaking to radio station KFI AM60 via VG247, Zampella explained that Titanfall would not be able to match the sales of the more established Call of Druty franchise, thanks to its new IP status. “You build up momentum over the years when you put out a new brand. It’s starting over, so it won’t sell as well. It’s a new brand,” Zampella said.

But for us it’s kind of a passion project. We love it. It’s something new. It’s taking the old paradigm of these shooter games being very grounded and two-dimensional and now adding this verticality to it and making it something that’s a new experience; something that people haven’t seen before.

Still, I can’t see Titanfall not selling well. It’s looking like a solid game, and I’d bet easy money that it finds a place among the multiplayer crowds when it launches next year on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

Last Updated: September 10, 2013

112 Comments

  1. This game looks damn epic

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    • Tarisma

      September 10, 2013 at 11:38

      that it does, only question is how will the cloud effect it?

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 10, 2013 at 11:39

        My clouds affect people around me negatively, so no idea

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        • Tarisma

          September 10, 2013 at 11:41

          Well all I know about clouds is they make my GPS inaccurate. But will the cloud processing be viable in countries like South Africa? How will it handle higher pings from international servers that are supposedly “handling” the AI as well as physics?

          Reply

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 11:50

            Where’s your faith, young one. The cloud will provide….

          • Tarisma

            September 10, 2013 at 12:00

            All hail the cloud

          • RinceTheSwineStains

            September 10, 2013 at 12:10

            the cloud is a lie!

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 10, 2013 at 12:11

            Sacrilege!

          • Tarisma

            September 10, 2013 at 12:13

            Burn the heretic

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:13

            The lie is in the cloud!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:17

            IS IT!!!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:22

            It is, young Scully Tanya! IT IS!

          • Sageville

            September 10, 2013 at 12:23

            When your left tit-muscle is bigger than your head….

          • RinceTheSwineStains

            September 10, 2013 at 12:25

            HAHAH!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:26

            hush Cod fan boy hush…

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:28

            Bring out.. the COMFY CHAIR! We must investigate this claim… if RINCETHIS is truly a COD fanboi, we will strip him of his rank, take his experience points and deem him.. A SIM to be DROWNED IN A POOL in SIMS 2!

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 10, 2013 at 12:28

            Bad way to go.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:29

            Amen I sense the Cod stench within Rince!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:30

            I sense it too! I SENSE IT TOO!!

            ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: TiMsTER1033 has gained a new job title: CARDINAL Tanya!

          • RinceTheSwineStains

            September 10, 2013 at 12:30

            HAhAH!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:33

            Hell I dont even know what cardinal is!! I am sure I do but I forgot!!!!

          • RinceTheSwineStains

            September 10, 2013 at 12:31

            You be quiet Tanya! Least we rest your trials back to first level!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:31

            🙁

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 10, 2013 at 12:31

            Scum

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:31

            but but I am not scum

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 10, 2013 at 12:32

            No, not you Tanya. The COD pieces.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:32

            you like COD???

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 10, 2013 at 12:33

            No, they’re the scum.
            I’m a wolf, not a rat.

          • RinceTheSwineStains

            September 10, 2013 at 12:30

            Bring it! My mighty scope will find you while I camp in the corner of a spawn point, uhhh, knife kill streak 101? I’m best at medica/engineer/sniper/dog and will use mines and invisible ghosts to deal you noob punishment..? Uhh…

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:31

            ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: Rincethis has achieved a new skill: Sniper Kitten

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 12:37

            SniperKitteh, I like this

          • RincemySniperKitten0-O

            September 10, 2013 at 12:46

            0-O

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 12:47

            KITTEH!

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 10, 2013 at 12:17

            The truth unravels…

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 10, 2013 at 12:07

            The cloud, the cloud
            *bowing*

      • Sageville

        September 10, 2013 at 12:24

        The cloud will be used to generate random fish AI for all the Koi ponds in Titanfall.

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        • John mul-ti-pass

          September 10, 2013 at 12:26

          Yes, but very clever fish that swim away. Genius fish. Like Apple users.

          Reply

  2. Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

    September 10, 2013 at 11:35

    Realistic though. Look at sleeping Dogs. SE expected a hell of a lot from it even though it was a ‘new’ ip, it was a great game and did fairly well for a new game, but alas, it was deemed a failure…this is the right outlook

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 10, 2013 at 11:50

      I still don’t understand how sleeping dogs was deemed a failure. sigh! It sold well over a million and still the powers-that-be deemed it a commercial failure. What were they expecting? Tens of millions in the first year, like Whatsisface Otherjacket from MIcrosoft?

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      • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

        September 10, 2013 at 11:53

        Sleeping Dogs was a great game and for a new IP sold really well…These budgets are insane and they expect too much, and then what could actually grow into a decent franchise get’s shoved to the side because it failed to meet ridiculous expectations…yeah that whatsisface is the same as that whatchamacallit from Capcombie

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  3. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    September 10, 2013 at 11:36

    My bet is that if they can keep momentum going on the franchise, say for another 3 – 4 years or so, they will give CoD a GOOD run for its money. But there is no way a new IP would take on CoD. To me the only game that can do that currently is GTA. BF 4 could also do some damage……

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    • Tarisma

      September 10, 2013 at 11:39

      Ya but after 3 – 5 years of very samey releases while there trying to establish the franchise further will we eventually not look at it in the same way we currently view COD?

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  4. Hammersteyn

    September 10, 2013 at 11:45

    Vince probably no scopes in COD. Fanboy…

    Reply

  5. RinceTheSwineStains

    September 10, 2013 at 11:51

    You know, I enjoyed the first CoD (believe it or not) but not for the MP. I look forward to this game though, looks like a load of fun. That being said, closed forums for me kiddies.

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    • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

      September 10, 2013 at 11:55

      Modern Warfare or COD 1?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 10, 2013 at 11:57

        lol I was thinking the same thing. COD 1 is the only one I’ve played, I enjoyed it, but it was just a MoH clone at the time ;P

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        • Tarisma

          September 10, 2013 at 11:57

          COD 2 and COD 4 were also pretty awesome

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        • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

          September 10, 2013 at 12:00

          Took the words right out of my mouth. MoH 1 set the standard, COD was a clone.

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          • Tarisma

            September 10, 2013 at 12:00

            Allied Assault FTW

        • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

          September 10, 2013 at 12:01

          I loved MoH AA!

          Reply

      • RinceTheSwineStains

        September 10, 2013 at 11:58

        Both actually. I got bored of all the incarnations after.

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    • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

      September 10, 2013 at 11:58

      All I read was “I enjoyed COD” …… COD Fanboy

      Reply

      • RinceTheSwineStains

        September 10, 2013 at 11:59

        You shuts up! Your mother looks like the fermented juices of something nasty and yeah, CoD besstest!

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        • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

          September 10, 2013 at 12:01

          Filling the COD fanboi role quite well, are you actually 12 perhaps? 😛

          Reply

          • RinceTheSwineStains

            September 10, 2013 at 12:02

            Yes! In 2 years!

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 10, 2013 at 12:05

            Awww how cute. but COD sucks LOSER!!!!! Battlefield for life. it’s the Field Life YO!!!! Go cry to yo mama

          • RinceTheSwineStains

            September 10, 2013 at 12:05

            I’m go cry to my mumma but I’m too busy in yours! 0-O Wait, what?

          • Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

            September 10, 2013 at 12:11

          • RinceTheSwineStains

            September 10, 2013 at 12:17

            BWAHAHAHAHAH!

          • No Longer SIR Twakkus

            September 10, 2013 at 12:13

            Watch out Rince, your COD is showing!

          • RinceTheSwineStains

            September 10, 2013 at 12:17

            *covers up

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:15

            you dirty lilttle boy you! I caught you!

          • Sageville

            September 10, 2013 at 12:29

            Public Statue bending over with pants down, ass in the air – No-one bats an eyelid

            Kids sniffs said statue – People lose their minds.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:30

            I wonder how many drunk chinese guys tried to bang that statue

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 10, 2013 at 12:17

            You make his mumma cry

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:17

            that could be a good thing if you think about it

  6. FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

    September 10, 2013 at 11:54

    Titanfall is going to squish COD and it’s pesky Bieber-tweens into little clouds of fairy dust.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 10, 2013 at 11:55

      It’s in the Twilight of its existence? 😉

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    • Tarisma

      September 10, 2013 at 11:59

      “Titanfall is going to squish COD and it’s pesky Bieber-tweens are going to play Titanfall with me.”

      Fixed it for you

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      • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

        September 10, 2013 at 12:01

        I almost had a scare until I realised I’ll be playing with the Master Race.

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        • Tarisma

          September 10, 2013 at 12:13

          good point

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        • Gerard Matthews

          September 10, 2013 at 12:19

          I was just thinking… if the wrong someone read that “Master Race” comment without knowing what it was; it could cause serious misunderstanding.

          I agree with you though.

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          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:21

            Yeah, I’m sure somewhere, some Klansman or skinhead is getting all excited lol!

          • RinceTheSwineStains

            September 10, 2013 at 12:22

            I are here now you take that back!

          • Tarisma

            September 10, 2013 at 12:23

            KKK everywhere are pre ordering Titan fall

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:26

            hehehe!

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          September 10, 2013 at 12:21

          But that level of filth is unwashable… Not even your man servant, Jeffrey will be able to scrub the funk off! Not even Handy Andy can save you! NOT EVEN JIK WILL HELP!

          🙁

          After 10 years, I still have a dirty patch behind my neck, where a PC gamer touched me. Like Lady Macbeth, I have failed to scrub off that dirty spot! And it haunts me everyday!

          Heed my warning young Foxy….

          PC GAMING WILL RUIN YOUR SOUL! THE CLOUD IS A LIE!

          So sayeth!

          Prophet Banana, from the Brotherhood of the CONSOLE CONTROLLER

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          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 10, 2013 at 12:22

            Jim.
            PC games came first.

            This behaviour is only showing that you fail to admit the we are the gods and you are now converting to a game-atheist.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:25

            How dare you question my faith in gaming? I deem you a heretic! The True Gamers Gaming Inquisition for the Brotherhood of the Console Controller will bludgeon you to within a smidgen of HP 1, and then loot your inventory and reset your skill points.

            You have been warned!

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 10, 2013 at 12:28

            Those are some serious threats Jim. Something gives me the idea that you might be skilled in this.
            Alas, the gods do not fear their creations. (where is Admiral Chief when I need him?)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:29

            gone!!!! and while his gone where GODS among MEN!!!

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 12:35

            Turn my back, and the peasants and Tanya run amok

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 10, 2013 at 12:35

            Thank goodness the Admiral has arrived, was feeling very alone here.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 12:38

            Army of Two we are now

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 12:34

            Here I be

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:39

            But squad size has been increased to 4. 😮

          • FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

            September 10, 2013 at 12:50

            If PC gaming fails me, I’m going back to the Wii U. I still see it as a
            future investment. And if that fails, there’s some Xbox and PS3 lovin’
            left, and if that fails then it’s GOLDEN CHINA!

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 10, 2013 at 12:51

            Ah, but that’s just it. PC gaming will never fail you.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 12:54

            Indeed

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:25

            amen!!

          • Sageville

            September 10, 2013 at 12:31

            ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY CONTROLLER!

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 12:34

            Jy praat stront man

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:35

            DIE WOLK IS DIE STRONT!!! DIE WOLK!!!

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 12:35

            MY STRONTWOLK will suffocate you dude

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:39

            STRONTWOLK unleashed! Jim receives Critical Damage to nostrils!

            ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: the Admiral has gained the STRONTWOLK ability – can only be used once a day –

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 12:39

            I wish that were true. But alas, I can cast multiple times per minute

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2013 at 12:41

            You might need to lay off the cheese… cough 😛

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 12:43

            ‘Tis not the cheese, it be the starch. POTAAAAAAHTOES

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 10, 2013 at 12:44

            your a potatoe eish

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 12:45

            Tanya, we need to work on your spelling, its becoming a problem

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 10, 2013 at 12:50

            The problem with getting the missing apostrophe is like seeing
            Catastrophe as Cat Ass Trophy

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 12:54

            LOL

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 10, 2013 at 12:44

            It’s because you be a pirate and you get the console gamers to peel them aboard your mighty vessel.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 12:44

            ARRRRR

  7. Tarisma

    September 10, 2013 at 12:00

    Regardless of what happens the pew pew die tweens will be playing both games

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  8. John mul-ti-pass

    September 10, 2013 at 12:06

    It should topple COD

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  9. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    September 10, 2013 at 12:38

    So if us superior beings jam against the console peons, we can prove that gaming on PC is much better

    Reply

    • John mul-ti-pass

      September 10, 2013 at 12:39

      Pity for them they don’t know the best way to break the attention of the pc gamers. Which I will not mention here for our safety.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 10, 2013 at 12:42

        Oh come now, we cannot be broken, we cannot be beaten, we are legion

        Reply

        • Brady miaau

          September 10, 2013 at 12:45

          I am legion?

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            September 10, 2013 at 12:45

            Legend even

          • John mul-ti-pass

            September 10, 2013 at 12:46

            Legend

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